A former NBC producer is dead and two men were arrested in an incident involving a trove of drugs and cash. The New York Post reports that Thomas Felty, 36, was found dead Jan. 4 in an Upper East Side apartment in Manhattan.
Authorities said George Lopez, 50, and Patrick Walsh, 33, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after they called 911 while at the apartment, according to the report.
“Walsh and Lopez met up with Felty earlier that day and the three went back to Lopez’s apartment, police said. Walsh and Lopez fell asleep and then awoke to find that Felty wasn’t breathing,” The Post reports. “Lopez called 911 and cops who responded at about 5 a.m. found a trove of drugs that included three large gallon size zip lock bags and six half gallon sized zip lock bags containing methamphetamine inside a black bag on top of a cardboard box.”
“They also found two large zip lock bags containing cocaine, 100 orange ecstasy pills, 34 Molly pills, 16 additional ‘cat shaped’ ecstasy pills, 56 unidentified additional pills and $26,985.00 in cash in a laundry basket,” The Post adds. “Police found a duffel bag that contained more drugs, including meth, hundreds of ecstasy pills, rock cocaine, marijuana and 58 green diazepam pills.”
Felty was reportedly a producer for NBC, Universal and a number of independent production companies. The Bristol (Tenn.) Herald Courier reported that he worked on television shows including “Monsters Inside Me,” “Disappeared,” “Frenemies,” and “What History Forgot.”
“An initial investigation found that Felty, who is originally from Tennessee, had an enlarged heart and had taken narcotics, police sources said,” The Post reports. “Felty’s cause of death was pending further tests, a spokeswoman with the city Medical Examiner’s office said.”