Lil Peep's Death DEA to Investigate Fentanyl Overdose

12/13/2017 12:50 AM PST

Lil Peep's Fentanyl Use Triggers DEA Investigation

EXCLUSIVE

Lil Peep's fatal overdose is prompting the Drug Enforcement Administration to jump on the case, and we're told it has everything to do with one specific drug ... Fentanyl.

Sources close to the investigation tell TMZ ... the DEA will assist local authorities in Tucson where the rapper overdosed on Fentanyl and Xanax. More specifically, the DEA's main objective is finding out who provided the powerful opioid.

We broke the story ... cops are interested in texts allegedly sent from a woman named Mariah Bons ... who we're told went to the rapper's tour bus to see him before he died.

She allegedly sent a text to a friend that reads, "Gbc [Lil Peep] high af because of me and my friend lol."

The DEA's been all over the nationwide opioid epidemic, and also got involved after Prince died from a Fentanyl overdose. In Peep's case, cops suspect he ingested Xanax laced with Fentanyl.