Sports Ex-All Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza to face drug charges

14:20  14 february  2018
14:20  14 february  2018 Source:   MSN

Former Blue Jays pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested on drug charges

  Former Blue Jays pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested on drug charges Former Blue Jays pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested on drug chargesThe charges involve possessing and transporting more than 20 kilograms of cocaine and heroin for sale. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says Loaiza was booked into jail Friday evening and held in lieu of $200,000 US bail.

SAN DIEGO — Former All - Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza , who earned more than million over 14 seasons, is accused of drug dealing involving 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of suspected cocaine. The 46-year-old former Major League Baseball player is scheduled to be arraigned in court in Chula Vista

Ed Betz / AP. In this Aug. 1, 2004, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher Esteban Loaiza talks to reporters during a news conference at Yankee Stadium in New York. Associated Press. Wednesday, Feb.

Casey McGehee in a baseball game© Provided by thecanadianpress.com SAN DIEGO - Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million over 14 seasons, is accused of drug dealing involving 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of suspected cocaine.

The 46-year-old former Major League Baseball player is scheduled to be arraigned in court in Chula Vista, California, on Wednesday.

Loaiza was arrested Friday on suspicion of drug smuggling after San Diego County sheriff's officers who pulled him over for a traffic violation found a "sophisticated" compartment used to hide contraband in his vehicle. Later they obtained a search warrant for the home he rented in the beach community of Imperial Beach, where officials say packages were found containing a white powder believed to be cocaine.

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SAN DIEGO — Former All - Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza (loh-EYE-suh) has been arrested in California on suspicion of trafficking drugs . The 46-year-old former Major League Baseball player was booked Friday on charges involving the possession, transport and sale of 20 kilograms (44 pounds)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former All - Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza has been arrested on suspicion of trafficking drugs after packages containing a white powder believed to be cocaine were found at a home he rented in Southern California, officials said Monday.

Loaiza played for numerous teams between 1995 and 2008, included stints with the Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox. He had a 21-9 record with the Chicago White Sox in 2003 and started in the All-Star Game that year.

Investigators have said the arrest was part of an on-going narcotics probe but have given few other details about how a successful baseball star became linked to a case involving the transport and sale of drugs with an estimated value of $500,000, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

It was not immediately known if Loaiza had hired a lawyer and he could not be reached to comment. He was being held for lack of $200,000 bail pending Wednesday's court appearance.

Former Blue Jays pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested on drug charges

  Former Blue Jays pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested on drug charges Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza has been arrested on suspicion of trafficking drugs after packages containing a white powder believed to be cocaine were found at a home he rented in Southern California, officials said Monday. The 46-year-old former Major League Baseball player was booked Friday on charges involving the possession, transport and sale of 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of suspected cocaine worth an estimated $500,000, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.

SAN DIEGO — Former All - Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza has been arrested on suspicion of trafficking drugs after packages containing a white powder believed to be cocaine were found at a home he rented in Southern California, officials said Monday.

(SAN DIEGO) — Former All - Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza has been arrested in California on suspicion of trafficking drugs . The 46-year-old former Major League Baseball player was booked Friday on charges involving the possession, transport and sale of 20 kilograms (44 pounds)

Born in Tijuana, Loaiza became a celebrity in his native country after marrying the late Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera. The "Diva de la Banda" was considered to be the most successful female singer in grupero, a male-dominated Mexico regional style, selling more than 15 million records, and acting in reality television before she was killed in a plane crash in 2012.

She filed for divorce shortly before her death, ending their two-year marriage.

Agent, John Boggs, who represented Loaiza during his Major League Baseball career, said he had not seen him in more than a year but that he had heard he was involved in a business selling Mexican-made hats.

"I love Esteban," Boggs told the San Diego Union Tribune. "He's a great guy with a big heart — again, I don't know what or why he'd be involved in this. I have no idea. He's a friend, and I'm sorry as heck to see what's going on."

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