One year ago, Mac Miller suffered an unfortunate drug overdose, which led to his sudden death. Today (Sept. 4), Miller's alleged drug dealer has been charged in connection to his passing.
According to NBC News, the criminal complaint filed in the Central District of California alleges that Cameron James Petit supplied Miller with counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl. Before his passing, Miller asked for "percs" (Percocet), which is a prescribed painkiller containing oxycodone.
Back in September of 2018, Miller was found unresponsive in his home. At the time of his death, it was ruled an accident but it was later determined that the "Swimming" rapper died from an overdose of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl. In the 42-page criminal complaint, Petit's Instagram messages were included. Petit allegedly said on Instagram: "I think I should probably not post anything …just to be smart."
Moving forward, United States Attorney Nick Hanna is looking to put a stop to drug dealers selling illicit drugs. "We are aggressively targeting drug dealers responsible for trafficking illicit fentanyl, which has become the most deadly facet of the opioid epidemic," said Hanna. "We are committed to slowing the number of overdose deaths and prosecuting those responsible for spreading this most dangerous opioid."
Four months ago, MusicCares launched the Mac Miller Legacy Fund, which helps young people who are struggling with substance abuse. In a statement, Miller's family explained that the opportunity will allow young people to realize their potential.
"These grants celebrate Malcolm's life and legacy by funding two respected organizations that provide opportunities for young people to realize their talents and potential," Miller's family said. "It's critically important to our family to fund a safety net for artists and musicians who are struggling with substance addiction. No life should be cut short for lack of expert help."
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