Federal prosecutors say ex-Angels staffer involved in Tyler Skaggs’ death was a drug dealer

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs passed away suddenly in July of 2019, and now more details have emerged surrounding the tragedy.

Federal prosecutors say that they can prove that former Angels staffer Eric Kay ran a drug operation in which he supplied illegal narcotics to several MLB players, including the fentanyl that allegedly led to Skaggs’ overdose death.

Per ESPN:

“Friday’s filing alleges that Kay was communicating with oxycodone suppliers through the online marketplace app OfferUp in the spring of 2019, including while he was in treatment for opioid addiction. In one exchange, alleged to have taken place in June of that year, Kay wrote, “Any chance u can get to Angel Stadium? Where I work. Could leave u tickets for the game if u wanted.” Followed by, “My Bad. That… Sounds weird. Ha. I just can’t leave work tonight.”

In another exchange, Kay allegedly wrote to someone identified as “Sharky”: “U have a son? Could hook him with a signed [Mike] Trout ball for a trade if U want?” Sharky responded, “We dodger fans my boi lol.”

Kay was charged in October of 2019 conspiracy to possess with intention to distribute a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death and serious bodily injury.

Kay pleaded not guilty and is schedule to face trial starting Oct. 4.

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