EX-PIRATE: Esteban Loaiza Arrested, Caught With Cocaine & Heroin

Former Pirate pitcher Esteban Loaiza may have never failed a drug test in his playing days, but he failed a major one this weekend.

You know the test where federal agents come to your house and make sure you don’t have 50 pounds off heroin lying around.

Not sure what it’s called but he sure failed it.

That’s because the second-winningest major league pitcher from Mexico is now in jail on major league drug charges as Police say Loaiza was arrested Friday on suspicion of trafficking drugs after they found at least 44-pounds of heroin or cocaine in the home he rented in San Diego.

The 46-year-old Loaiza 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 County Sheriff's Department.

Loaiza pitched for eight different teams from 1995 to 2008 and had a largely unsuccessful stint with the Dodgers toward the end of his career. In the record books, he sits behind Dodger legend Fernando Valenzuela for having the most MLB wins by a Mexican-born pitcher.

Well actually he currently sits in Diego's South Bay Detention facility for lack of $200,000 bail, pending a court appearance on Wednesday.

Source: ESPN



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