Former MLB Pitcher Arrested With Around 45 Pounds of Drugs

Every so often, the world of professional sports is rocked by a drug scandal. From Lance Armstrong’s use of performance enhancers to Lamar Odom’s cocaine abuse, it’s not that unheard of that an athlete gets caught in this type of controversy. However, I can’t think of any athlete who’s been caught with 44 pounds of cocaine and/or heroin. That’s a new one, and that’s precisely what’s happened to former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza last week.

Loaiza, 46, was arrested in San Diego on Friday on three drug-related felony charges, including intent to sell. He faces up up 20 years in prison, should he be convicted. As USA Today reports, Loaiza is being held at South Bay Detention Facility on $200,000 bail and is set to appear in court on Wednesday. TMZ is also reporting that police say Loaiza was dealing $500,000 of cocaine from his home, which is located steps from a preschool. He was stopped by the cops for a minor traffic violation, when the cops discovered a “sophisticated aftermarket compartment used to conceal contraband” in his car.

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32 thoughts on “Former MLB Pitcher Arrested With Around 45 Pounds of Drugs

  1. He got set up in the port of entry …the car was snitched on and federal agents got the driver there and put a gps on the vehicle…thats how they tracked it down where it went… Theres a lot of hip hop artists and athletes that come from the hood and once they make it big they help finance big drug movements for their homeboys they know since childhood

  2. Well his name is Estaban wtf do you expect? 😉 More athletes than you know do this! Boo Williams that played for the saints was moving a lot of Coke (im not naming my hood…i'll just say somewhere in the louisiana) where im from while he was playing for the saints!

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