Reports from San Diego Sheriff’s Department indicate that Esteban Loaiza, the former White Sox pitcher, was arrested last week on three felony drug charges.
The 46-year-old Loaiza was found in possession on Friday of at least 20 kilograms of heroin and cocaine, according to the police report. He was also charged with transporting the drug and intent to sell. His bail amount was set at $200,000.
The former pitcher had the best years of his 14-year career with the White Sox in 2003 and 2004, where he made the All-Star team in both seasons and starting the game for the AL in 2003. In the same year, he managed to finish second in the AL Cy Young award voting.
In 2008 he came back to the White Sox briefly before retiring. This comes after the right-hander made more than $43 million during a career that saw him finish with a 126-114 record. Back in 2010, Loaiza married Latin singing sensation Jenni Rivera, but the two filed for divorce in October of 2012.
Unfortunately, Rivera died in a plane crash the same year. Back in 2006 while he was pitching for the Oakland A’s, Loaiza was stopped for driving 120 mph in his Ferrari and failed a sobriety test. He’s now scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on charges of drug possession.