Pittsburgh's Blue Slide Park has become a permanent vigil for the late Mac Miller. This led fans to commemorate his death by holding a celebration of life at the establishment. The response and nature of the gathering prompted Mac's father, Mark McCormick, to visit the park where he addressed the ongoing investigation into his son's death.
"So they finally caught the motherfucker that sold him the drugs that killed him," McCormick said.
Last week, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration reported that 23-year-old drug dealer Cameron James Pettit allegedly sold Mac Oxycodone pills that were laced with Fentanyl days before he overdosed on Sep. 7 of 2018. Pettit could face up to 20 years in jail if he's found guilty of distributing a controlled substance.
Although McCormick admits that the family finds "some comfort" in this, he took this opportunity to warn those in attendance about the dangers of substance abuse. "Many of us who were young, including me, experiment with drugs. But it's a different fucking world out there. All it takes is a little tiny stone of Fentanyl and cocaine and you're dead... And the only thing I would say to you is: Don't take the risk. It's just not worth it."