(L.A.) Scott Outland, 54, Died From Meth

Case Number: 2023-16864

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 54-year-old White/Caucasian male in Irwindale.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Scott Outland of West Covina.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Effects of Methamphetamine

Other Significant Condition: Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

RIP SCOTT OUTLAND (June 26, 1969 – December 4, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 12:29 p.m. He was found lifeless inside an oil tank.

Scott Outland death notice

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on January 9, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the meth. This has been classified as an accidental drug overdose.

This was initally reported by the media as an industrial accident. Irwindale Police said a caller reported at 11:39 a.m. that a repairman was found not breathing at the Jonell Oil Corporation, located at 13649 Live Oak Lane.

Outland was identified to the PD as an independent contractor and not a regular employee. They said he used a chemical cleaner to wipe an oil tank of excess oil and supposedly may have been overcome by fumes.

The tank, which has a capacity of 3,000 gallons, is used to mix motor oil. The blades that mix the oil were going to be repaired so the tank was empty.

A detailed report by the government investigator and medical examiner on this case may be purchased from L.A. County for 60 dollars. This includes field notes on the circumstances of the death.


To dispute case details provided by the agency in charge of investigating deaths in L.A. County, call the Department of Medical Examiner at (323) 343-0695 during regular office hours.