A former Angels employee has been charged in Texas with distributing fentanyl in connection with the overdose death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs Friday, according to a story from the LA Times.
Eric Kay has been charged by federal authorities, according to The Times.
"A toxicology report by the Tarrant County medical examiner found the opioids fentanyl and oxycodone in his system. The medical examiner listed the cause of death as “alcohol, fentanyl and oxycodone intoxication with terminal aspiration of gastric contents,” meaning he choked on his vomit," the LA Times story reported.
Skaggs died July 1 in Texas before a game against the Texas Rangers.
According to an AP story from October, "Eric Kay, a 24-year employee of the Angels' PR department, told the Drug Enforcement Agency he had provided opioids to Skaggs and used them with the pitcher for years, according to ESPN."