Justice for Mac Miller. The late rapper’s father, Mark McCormick, attended an event celebrating his son’s life at Pittsburg’s Blue Side Park in Pittsburgh on Friday, September 6, where he spoke about the man who was charged and arrested in connection with Mac’s death.
“So, they finally caught the motherf—ker that sold him the drugs that killed him,” Mark said in a video uploaded by a fan on Twitter. “And we find some comfort in that. And many of us were young, including me, experimented with drugs. But it’s a different f—king world out there, and all it takes is a little stone — a little tiny stone of fentanyl and cocaine — and you’re dead. Drugs are being laced with fentanyl — all kinds of drugs. And the one thing I would say to you is: Don’t take the risk. It’s just not worth it. It’s just not worth, so thank you very much. Appreciate it.”
On September 4, a Hollywood Hills resident named Cameron James Pettit was arrested for alleging selling counterfeit pharmaceutical narcotics containing fentanyl to Miller two days before he passed away. The musical artist died on September 7, 2018, and the Los Angeles County Medical examiner determined he passed away from a “mixed drug toxicity” that included “fentanyl, cocaine and ethanol.”
“Pettit was arrested pursuant to a criminal complaint filed last Friday that charges him with one count of distribution of a controlled substance,” the Central District of California’s United States Attorney, Nicole T. Hanna, shared in a press release obtained by In Touch. Per the affidavit, Miller allegedly bought oxycodone, cocaine and Xanax from the 28-year-old man. The Los Angeles Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration claim the tablets that Miller had bought were “counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin.”
Just hours after Miller’s death, Pettit told a friend, “I am not great. … Most likely will die in jail. … Nothing has happened yet. But it might,” according to paperwork obtained by In Touch.
Mark also addressed the crowd and gushed about his son. “He remained loyalist to his friends,” he said in another clip captured by CBS Pittsburgh’s KDKA. “He was always loving and kind to others. I don’t care if you want to be an artist, you want to be an architect, you want to be a musician, you want to be an accountant … whenever that moment happens, I think we have to go all in on finding the thing that we love to do, that gives us joy in life.”
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