Last month, former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza was was arrested in San Diego for allegedly transporting 40 pounds of drugs, including heroine and cocaine, according to ESPN. The 46-year old, who made over $43.7 million during his 14-season major league career, was charged with three felonies including possession of heroin and cocaine over 20 kilograms, possession of narcotics for sale, and possession and transportation of narcotics for sale. According to TMZ Sports, Loaiza was dealing $500,000 in cocaine from a home nearby a preschool and he was arrested on February 9th as part of a drug-smuggling sting by the Border Crime Suppression Team. He has been jailed since his arrest, but was recently transported to Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego -- a federal facility primarily used to hold inmates awaiting trial, according to TMZ. Loaiza, who is due back in court on March 12, is facing 10 years to life in prison, if convicted of the federal drug charges.
Former MLB Pitcher Esteban Loaiza Facing Federal Drug Charges
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