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Hollywood Hills man arrested in connection to death of rapper Mac Miller

Posted: 11:45 AM, Sep 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-04 14:45:56-04
Report: Musician Mac Miller found dead at age 26

Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday charges against a Hollywood Hills man in connection to the death of hip-hop star Mac Miller, who was found dead in his Studio City home at the age of 26 last year.

Cameron James Pettit, 28, was arrested Wednesday morning by special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration and officers with the Los Angeles Police Department, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Pettit is expected to make his initial appearance later in the day in United States District Court in downtown Los Angeles.

Pettit was arrested pursuant to a criminal complaint filed on Aug. 30 that charges him with one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, Pettit and others distributed narcotics to Miller, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner later determined the 26-year-old hip-hop artist died of mixed drug toxicity involving fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

McCormick was found unresponsive Sept. 7 at his home in the 11600 block of Valleycrest Drive. He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders.

The Pittsburgh native was in a two-year relationship with Ariana Grande that ended earlier last year.

His music, which often examined his depression and drug use, won him fans among some of the biggest names in hip-hop.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.