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Ex-Angels employee Eric Kay convicted in death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, faces minimum of 20 years in prison

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Former Los Angeles Angels communications director Eric Kay was convicted Thursday on charges that he distributed a fentanyl-laced opioid to Tyler Skaggs that resulted in the 2019 death of the pitcher.

A jury of 10 women and two men deliberated for less than three hours in U.S. District Court in Fort Worth before returning guilty verdicts on charges that Kay possessed and distributed a controlled substance and another accusing him of “knowingly and intentionally” giving fentanyl to Skaggs on a road trip to Arlington, Texas, where Skaggs died on July 1, 2019. A toxicology report determined Skaggs died after ingesting oxycodone, alcohol and fentanyl and choking on his vomit.

Kay’s conviction brings a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison. Judge Terry Means set sentencing for June 28, according to ESPN.

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As more marijuana dispensaries get targeted by robbers, SAFE Banking Act lingers in Congress

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Weed dispensaries targeted by robbers: Will SAFE Banking Act help?

A bill that could allow electronic transactions at weed dispensaries nationwide is again make its way through Congress but the SAFE Banking Act might not be the cure-all that supporters envision.

In over a decade of operating cannabis shops in Washington, Shea Hynes never once worried about his stores getting robbed at gun point – until recently: In a span of three weeks, his stores were robbed three different times at gun point.

Reports of armed robberies at cannabis dispensaries like Hynes’ have nearly doubled in the first quarter of this year compared with all of last year, according to data maintained by the Craft Cannabis Coalition. The group, which represents more than 50 stores in Washington, has recorded more than 65 armed robberies so far this year, compared with 35 in 2021 and 29 in 2020. 

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