Texts Show Ex-Angels Employee Lured Alleged Drug Dealers to Angel Stadium With Promises of Memorabilia & Tickets

Below are recreations of actual text messages from federal prosecutors in the case against former Angels Communications Director Eric Kay. The government claims Kay used online marketplace OfferUp to contact suppliers of oxycodone and obtain the powerful opioid to distribute to numerous Angels ballplayers. Kay faces federal charges for unlawfully obtaining and distributing the pills that caused the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. The government says texts show Kay used memorabilia and tickets to induce suppliers to bring the pills to Angel Stadium while he was working so he could distribute them to players and use them himself.  Prosecutors also say the fentanyl that killed Skaggs was dropped off at Angel Stadium the same day Skaggs overdosed.

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