An employee of American baseball franchise the Los Angeles Angels has been charged in connection to the death of former pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
The Angels’ former communications director Eric Prescott Kay faces 20 years in prison if found guilty of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, a powerful opiod.
Ex-Angels player Skaggs died aged 27 last year after overdosing on what medical examiners determined was a mixture of fentanyl, alcohol and oxycodone. He was found dead in a Texas hotel room after choking on the contents of his stomach.
His death occurred just hours before the Angels’ scheduled game against the Texas Rangers.
It is alleged Kay supplied Skaggs with the fentanyl that contributed to his death. (news.com.au)