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According to Published Reports, Esteban Loaiza, a Former MLB Baseball Star was Arrested in Imperial Beach With Over 40 Pounds of Cocaine Last Friday

Feb 13, 2018 06:37PM ● By Paul Spear
According to ESPN, Esteban Loaiza, a Former MLB Baseball Star was Arrested in Imperial Beach With Over 40 Pounds of Cocaine Last Friday.

According to ESPN the former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested on suspicion of trafficking drugs after packages containing a white powder believed to be cocaine were found at a home he rented in Imperial Beach.

Loaiza, 46, was booked last Friday on for having cocaine worth an estimated $500,000, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Loaiza played for numerous teams starting with the Pittsburgh Pirates and concluding with his second stint with the Chicago White Sox.  He played between 1995 and 2008,He had a 21-9 record with the White Sox in 2003 and started in the All-Star Game that year accord to ESPN.

It was not immediately known if Loaiza had hired a lawyer, and the former player could not be reached to comment. He was being held Monday in San Diego's South Bay Detention facility for lack of $200,000 bail pending a court appearance on Wednesday.

Loaiza played high school baseball at a local high school in the South Bay.

You can read ESPN's full article at: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22408066/esteban-loaiza-former-mlb-pitcher-arrested-20-kilograms-...

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