LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Los Angeles man who prosecutors say supplied counterfeit oxycodone laced with fentanyl to rapper Mac Miller two days before his death from an accidental overdose was arrested on Wednesday on federal drug trafficking charges.
Cameron James Pettit, 28, is accused of delivering the pills to Miller, an ex-boyfriend of pop star Ariana Grande, early on the morning of Sept. 5, 2018.
Miller, the 26-year-old musician and producer born Malcolm James McCormick, was found unresponsive in his home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sept. 7 and later pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy determined that Miller died of an accidental overdose of a mixed drug toxicity involving fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.
Pettit was ordered held without bond during a brief hearing in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles and waived his right to a preliminary hearing in the case. His court-appointed attorney, Charles Snyder, declined to comment when reached by Reuters. …
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