For­mer Jays pitcher fac­ing drug charges

Ottawa Citizen - - SPORTS -

For­mer all-star pitcher Este­ban Loaiza has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of traf­fick­ing drugs af­ter pack­ages con­tain­ing a white pow­der be­lieved to be co­caine were found at a home he rented in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, of­fi­cials said Mon­day. The 46-year-old for­mer player was booked Fri­day on charges in­volv­ing the pos­ses­sion, trans­port and sale of 20 kilo­grams of sus­pected co­caine worth an es­ti­mated $500,000, ac­cord­ing to the San Diego Sher­iff ’s De­part­ment. Loaiza played for nu­mer­ous teams from 1995 to 2008, in­clud­ing the Toronto Blue Jays from 2000 to 2002.

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