Mark McCormick, the father of the late rapper Mac Miller, has responded to the news that his son’s alleged drug dealer has been caught by authorities.
“So they finally caught the motherf**ker that sold him the drugs that killed him,” McCormick says during an event to honor Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick. Fan footage of McCormick’s appearance circulated on Twitter. The event was held in Miller’s hometown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to commemorate the anniversary of his death.
Cameron James Pettit, the man who allegedly sold Miller the drugs that killed him in a fatal overdose was caught last week. He was incarcerated by agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration in conjunction with the Los Angeles Police Department. Pettit is currently being charged for selling the rapper counterfeit drugs laced with fentanyl prior to his untimely death.
While the crown cheered after McCormick acknowledged the arrest he continued, “And we [Miller’s family] find some comfort in that.”
Miller’s father then went on to warn the onlooking crowd about drug abuse.
“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.”
He then tells fans of Miller, “Don’t take the risk, it’s just not worth it.”
Miller was found unresponsive in his Studio City, California home last year. Authorities ruled his death as caused by an accidental overdose of alcohol, cocaine, and fentanyl. The rapper has struggled with substance abuse for years prior to his death.
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