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A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying the deadly drugs which led to the death of rapper Mac Miller.

The performer died at the age of 26 in his home last September, after ingesting counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl. 

Federal charges were made yesterday against Cameron James Pettit for supposedly supplying the Self Care singer the drugs.

NBC News obtained a 42-page criminal complaint, which says that Pettit was approached by Mac Miller in order to request 'percs' (slang term for oxycodone painkiller Percocet) and other drugs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He was given forgeries containing fentanyl, xanax and cocaine instead, which led to his death. His passing was considered as an accidental overdose, as he also had alcohol and cocaine in his system.

The document claims that Pettit, a sex worker and a madam directly connected to Pettit, delivered to the rapper twice in the days prior to his death

Daniel C. Comeaux, DEA Los Angeles Deputy Special Agent in Charge told the website following the arrest:

"While the death of any victim of the opioid epidemic is tragic, today’s arrest is another success for the DEA’s HIDTA Fusion Task Force."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Let our message be clear, if you peddle illegal drugs and kill someone, the DEA will be the voice of the victim. We will not rest until you face the justice system."

The rapper, born Malcolm James McCormack, has been honoured numerous times in the year since his death at events, vigils, and ceremonies.

Ariana Grande dated the rapper for two years, and led a Coachella tribute this year in hs name. His parents also attended the Grammy Awards in his honour.

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The 26-year-old singer has had a turbulent year to say the least, but Demi Lovato has shown how truly grateful she is to be alive.

Many celebrities were posting their highlights from the past year, and their 2019 resolutions, but Lovato chose the moment to declare how happy she is to have survived her ordeal.

It was only five months ago that the Skyscraper singer almost died from an accidental overdose at her home in the Hollywood Hills.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Posting to her Instagram story, Demi wrote:

"So grateful for the lessons I've learned this year. I will never take another day in life for granted, even the bad ones," she said.

"Thankful for my fans, friends, family and everyone who supported me throughout this year. God bless."

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The post comes following the singer's two month stint in rehab earlier in the year, where she received treatment for substance abuse addiction.

Lovato issued a since-deleted statement in August regarding her on-going battle with addiction;

"I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction," she claimed.

"What I've learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2019 looks set to be a positive one for the artist, with her rumoured new relationship with designer Henry Levy, and a Grammy nomination for her collaboration with Christina Aguilera on the track Fall In Line. 

Her family have been open about Demi's progress with her sobriety, with her sister, Madison De La Garza, writing a birthday note on Instagram:

"Today could have been one of the worst days of my life, but instead I get to spend it thanking God, the incredible doctors, Demi's team, and everyone across the world who offered their support — without all of these people i wouldn't have my big sister anymore."

We're so glad that her recovery appears to be well on the way, and that she is surrounded by a healthy support system.

Feature image: Grazia Australia

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