Former Angels’ director of communications Eric Kay has been charged with possession and intent to distribute fentanyl, the drug that was the catalyst in the death of Tyler Skaggs.
Recall that Kay’s testimony to law enforcement included both admissions to securing drugs for Tyler and a denial that he procured the drugs that ultimately killed Tyler. It was also his testimony that cast Tim Mead into question. In short, he is a very key player in this saga and it is possible that this may be the first of several happenings related to such distribution.
According to court documents, Kay allegedly distributed these pills to Skaggs “and others in their place of employment and while they were working.” Additionally, text messages between Skaggs and Kay confirm the intention to distribute the pill(s).
Key paragraph in court documents regarding Eric Kay and Tyler Skaggs: Kay allegedly distributed pills to Skaggs and others “in their place of employment and while they were working.” pic.twitter.com/BXaiqqsriF— Nathan Fenno (@nathanfenno) August 7, 2020
In an official statement, the Angels allege that no one in management was aware of such conduct.
Statement regarding the recent developments in the Tyler Skaggs investigation: pic.twitter.com/fI0b3i3pba— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) August 7, 2020
More details to follow on this story as developments unfold…
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