Teammate Charged In Opioid Death Of Rice Football Star

Law360 (June 20, 2019, 4:10 PM EDT) -- Texas federal prosecutors have indicted a former Rice University football player for possessing and distributing a powerful opioid to a teammate who died of an overdose in March 2018. 

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas took Stuart Mouchantaf into custody Thursday after a federal grand jury issued a three-count indictment on Wednesday. According to prosecutors, Mouchantaf gave Blain Padgett, an up-and-coming Rice University football player with professional aspirations, an opioid analogue called "carfentanil," the most potent fentanyl analog in the U.S., which caused Padgett's death.

The indictment states that Mouchantaf and others known to the grand jury...

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