Pleads Not Accountable
In Cocaine Smuggling State of affairs
2/14/2018 three:25 PM PST
Ex-MLB star Esteban Loaiza is battling the charges in his cocaine smuggling situation — pleading not accountable to possessing much more than 40 Lbs of blow.
The 46-12 months-old earlier All-Star pitcher appeared in court docket docket in his jailhouse jumpsuit — the place his legislation agency knowledgeable the decide he denies the entire allegations versus him.
As we earlier described, cops say Loaiza skilled a “superior” drug smuggling compartment in his automobile — and after they searched his home, they discovered the motherload. Officers say Loaiza held the medicines in a home simply steps absent from a preschool.
Prosecutors say Loaiza skilled arrive again from a visit to Mexico on the equivalent working day he was arrested.
He’s battling a number of felony felony charges which embrace possession of cocaine on the market.
The decide set Loaiza’s bail at $250,000 proper after prosecutors argued that he’s a flight hazard. The decide requested him to not depart San Diego with out authorization from the court docket docket.
If convicted on all counts, Loaiza faces much more than 20 yrs in jail.