• Matt Esnayra

Former Angels employee charged for selling Fentanyl to Tyler Skaggs

Federal prosecutors have indicted former Los Angeles Angels director of communication Eric Kay in Fort Worth, Texas, over conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with the overdose death of Angels picture Tyler Skaggs, per the Los Angeles Times.


According to the medical examiner's office, Skaggs died from a mixture of "ethanol, fentanyl, and oxycodone in his system at the time of his death. It was later ascertained by the medical examiner that but for the fentanyl, Mr. Skaggs would not have died." reported by the US Attorney's office in Fort Worth.

  • Skaggs, age 27, was found dead in his hotel room at the Southlake Town Square Hilton last year when the Angels were town to play the Texas Rangers.

  • According to investigators, pills laced with fentanyl were found in Skaggs' hotel room. Mr. Kay would later deny he knew whether Skaggs was a drug user, but after searching through Skaggs's phone, it was revealed that he and Kay were texting and "that he had asked Mr. Kay to stop by his room with pills late that evening."

  • Investigators later learned that, contrary to what Kay told local law enforcement the day Skaggs's body was discovered, Kay had allegedly admitted to a colleague that he had visited Skaggs's room the night of his death.

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