HOUSTON — Federal charges have been filed in the overdose death of a Rice football player.
Stuart Mouchantaf, 26, of Katy, has been charged with conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute a powerful opioid.
Mouchantaf allegedly gave carfentanil to Blain Padgett who died in March 2018. Padgett, who was 21 at the time, was a star player with NFL aspirations, according to the allegations.
Mouchantaf is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.
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