UPDATE: Based on the indictment obtained by E! Information, a grand jury indicted Eric Prescott Kay on two costs: distributing a managed substance that resulted in Angels’ pitcher Tyler Skaggs‘ dying and possessing with the intent to distribute the opioid fentanyl.
E! Information reached out to Kay’s lawyer for remark.
Former Angels worker Eric Prescott Kay was charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection to the dying of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
In a press release from the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the Northern District of Texas, district legal professional Erin Nealy Cox confirmed the 45-year-old was indicted in courtroom on Friday, Aug. 7.
Based on a prison grievance written by Drug Enforcement Administration Particular Agent Geoffrey Lindenberg, Skaggs texted Kay, asking him to carry him “only a few” capsules to his Texas lodge room on Jun. 30, 2019. This was corroborated with lodge key card information and a colleague who claimed Kay had admitted to visiting Skagg’s lodge room that evening.
Skaggs was discovered useless in his lodge room the following morning, July 1, 2019.
An post-mortem later decided the Angels pitcher died after choking on his personal vomit, which was attributable to a deadly mixture of opioids and alcohol. In Friday’s press launch, authorities added, “However for the fentanyl, Mr. Skaggs wouldn’t have died.”