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Mac Miller’s drug dealer pleads not guilty to giving the rapper drugs that caused his death

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One of the men arrested in connection with the fatal overdose of Mac Miller has pleaded not guilty to supplying the rapper with a counterfeit batch of oxycodone laced with fentanyl.

Cameron James Pettit, 28, entered the plea during his arraignment in Los Angeles Federal Court on Thursday.

Another of Miller’s alleged dealers, Stephen Walter, 46, was also scheduled to appear in court though his hearing had to be pushed back after he was placed under quarantine for mumps in a San Diego jail.

Both of the men were indicted by a federal grand jury last week, after investigators say they supplied Miller, 26, with the deadly batch of drugs, along with a third accomplice, 36-year-old Ryan Reavis.

Pettit has been in custody since September 4. Each of the men face a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in federal prison and the potential for life without parole if convicted.

Cameron James Pettit, 28, entered the plea during his arraignment in Los Angeles Federal Court Thursday, denying prosecutors’ claims he supplied the rapper with a counterfeit batch of oxycodone laced with fentanyl

Cameron James Pettit, 28, entered the plea during his arraignment in Los Angeles Federal Court Thursday, denying prosecutors’ claims he supplied the rapper with a counterfeit batch of oxycodone laced with fentanyl

Pettit (above in a sketch) has been in custody since September 4. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in federal prison and the potential for life without parole if convicted

Pettit (above in a sketch) has been in custody since September 4. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in federal prison and the potential for life without parole if convicted

Mac Miller, 26, was found unresponsive in his Studio City home on September 7, 2018, having consumed a fatal cocktail of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl 

Authorities say Miller had asked Pettit to furnish him with ‘percs’, an abbreviation for percocet, which is a powerful prescription painkiller containing oxycodone, as well as cocaine.

The federal indictment claims Walter supplied the the cocaine, Xanax and 10 blue bills that Pettit sold to Miller, with Reavis acting as a middle man for the transaction.

Just two days later, 26-year-old Miller was found unresponsive in his Studio City home on September 7, 2018.

The nature of his death was later deemed to be an accident by investigators, but they discovered the Grammy-nominated artist had died from a fatal cocktail of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl.

A chain of damning direct messages on Instagram document Pettit’s reaction to the news of the rapper’s death in conversations with friends.

‘I think I should probably not post anything …just to be smart,’ Pettit reportedly wrote in one of the texts, hours after police found Miller’s lifeless body.

Asked in another exchange how he was coping with the news, Pettit responded: ‘I am not great … Most likely I will die in jail.’

A separate conversation between Pettit and another friend on September 11, four days after Miller’s Death, reads: ‘Nothing has happened yet…but it might.’.

Later in the same conversation, Pettit continues, ‘I’m gonna get off the grid…move to another country.’

Cops say 36-year-old Ryan Reavis (above) worked as a middle man for the transaction between Walker and Pettit, who then sold the drugs to Miller

Ryan Reavis

Cops say 36-year-old Ryan Reavis (above) worked as a middle man for the transaction between Walker and Pettit, who then sold the drugs to Miller

The nature of his death was later deemed to be an accident by investigators, however they found the Grammy-nominated artist had died from a fatal cocktail of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl

 The nature of his death was later deemed to be an accident by investigators, however they found the Grammy-nominated artist had died from a fatal cocktail of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl

A drug delivery allegedly made by Pettit on September 5, included counterfeit oxycodone pills, cocaine and Xanax to his home

However, authorities allege Pettit's oxycodone pills weren't genuine and were instead laced with the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl

A drug delivery allegedly made by Pettit on September 5, included counterfeit oxycodone pills, cocaine and Xanax to his home. However, authorities allege Pettit’s oxycodone pills weren’t genuine and were instead laced with the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl

A chain of direct Instagram messages between Pettit and his associates reacting to news of the rapper's death are included within the complaint. 'I think I should probably not post anything …just to be smart,' Pettit reportedly wrote in one of the texts, hours after police found Miller's lifeless body.

A chain of direct Instagram messages between Pettit and his associates reacting to news of the rapper’s death are included within the complaint. ‘I think I should probably not post anything …just to be smart,’ Pettit reportedly wrote in one of the texts, hours after police found Miller’s lifeless body.

The criminal complaint against Pettit also reveals a number of text messages between Pettit and Miller directly in the months before the rapper’s death, in which the pair regularly discuss drugs.

Prosecutors further allege that Miller sent $340 to Johansson on Venmo on September 3, 2018, with the transaction titled ‘for Cam’.

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Walter and Reavis were arrested last week and have not yet entered pleas. Both have criminal histories involving drugs.

In another set of text messages included in the indictment, Reavis voiced worry in a June exchange of texts about undercover police buying drugs.

‘People have been dying from fake blues left and right,” the message said, “you better believe law enforcement is using informant informants and undercover to buy them on the street so they can start putting ppl in prison for life for selling fake pills.’

Walter’s criminal history includes convictions for possession of cocaine for intent to sell, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, the indictment says.

Reavis has convictions in three separate cases, including drug possession and assault.

Prosecutors say the two men were both involved in drug trafficking through to August 2019.

It’s not yet clear when either of the two men will be arraigned.

Miller - real name Malcolm James McCormick - made his last public appearance September 3, 2018 in front of an intimate Hollywood crowd, just four days before his death. His foray into hip-hop stardom was spurred when when he taught himself to play guitar, bass, piano and drums as a young child growing up in Pittsburgh

Miller – real name Malcolm James McCormick – made his last public appearance September 3, 2018 in front of an intimate Hollywood crowd, just four days before his death. His foray into hip-hop stardom was spurred when when he taught himself to play guitar, bass, piano and drums as a young child growing up in Pittsburgh

Miller – real name Malcolm James McCormick – made his last public appearance in front of an intimate crowd inside Hollywood’s Hotel Cafe on September 3, 2018, just four days before his death.

His foray into music stardom was spurred when he taught himself to play guitar, bass, piano and drums as a young child growing up in Pittsburgh.

Eventually trying his hand at rap music, Miller Skyrocketed to superstardom with his debut mixtape K.I.D.S. (Kickin’ Incredibly Dope S***) in 2011, earning him a recording contract with Rostrum Records.

In the months before his sudden death, Miller – who regularly spoke publicly about his battles with addiction and mental health – was enjoying a resurgence in his career with his fifth album, Swimming, which would later earn him a posthumous Grammy nomination for best album.

Miller’s name also regularly featured in gossip columns and magazines throughout much 2018, following his high-profile break-up with pop star Ariana Grande in May last year.

He was arrested later the same month after he drove his car into a utility pole, fleeing from the scene and later testing positive for alcohol.

In the months before his sudden death, Miller - who regularly spoke publicly about his battles with addiction and mental health - was enjoying a resurgence in his career with his fifth album, Swimming, which would later earn him a posthumous Grammy nomination for best album

In the months before his sudden death, Miller – who regularly spoke publicly about his battles with addiction and mental health – was enjoying a resurgence in his career with his fifth album, Swimming, which would later earn him a posthumous Grammy nomination for best album

Miller's name also regularly featured in gossip columns and magazines throughout much of 2018, following his high-profile break-up with pop star Ariana Grande (right) last May

Miller’s name also regularly featured in gossip columns and magazines throughout much of 2018, following his high-profile break-up with pop star Ariana Grande (right) last May

News of his death stunned the music fans and fellow artists alike, with thousands flocking to pay tribute to the 26-year-old many labelled an ‘inspiration’.

‘I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But beyond helping me launch my career he was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew,’ artist Chance the Rapper tweeted, adding: ‘Great man. I loved him for real. Im completely broken. God bless him.’

Days afterward, Ariana Grande broke her silence to pen an emotional ode to her ex-partner on Instagram.

‘I adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do,’ she began, accompanied by a video of the pair together.

‘You were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.’

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