Mac Miller’s father on alleged dealer’s arrest: “They finally caught the motherfucker”

“We take some comfort in that,” Mark McCormick said at an event in Pittsburgh’s Blue Slide Park.

September 09, 2019
Mac Miller’s father on alleged dealer’s arrest: “They finally caught the motherfucker” Photo: Dale Berman / Getty Images  

Mark McCormick, the father of the late rapper Mac Miller, appeared at an event to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his son's death this past Saturday. Speaking to the crowd at Blue Slide Park in Pittsburgh, after which Mac named his first studio album, McCormick spoke publicly for the first time about the arrest of Cameron James Pettit, who allegedly supplied Miller with the fentanyl-laced drugs that killed him.

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"So they finally caught the motherfucker that sold him the drugs that killed him," McCormick said. "And we find some comfort in that. Many of us [when] were young — including me — experimented with drugs. But it's a different fucking world out there. All it takes is a little stone, a little tiny stone, of fentanyl and cocaine and then you're dead. Drugs are being laced with fentanyl — all kinds of drugs. 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 it."

Miller died on September 7, 2018, of what the coroner confirmed was an accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol, and fentanyl. He was 26.

Mac Miller’s father on alleged dealer’s arrest: “They finally caught the motherfucker”