Esteban Loaiza Pleads Not Responsible In Cocaine Smuggling Case
Ex-MLB star Esteban Loaiza is preventing the costs in his cocaine smuggling case — pleading not responsible to possessing greater than 40 POUNDS of blow.
The 46-year-old former All-Star pitcher appeared in court docket in his jailhouse jumpsuit — the place his lawyer instructed the decide he denies the entire allegations towards him.
As we beforehand reported, cops say Loaiza had a “sophisticated” drug smuggling compartment in his car — and once they searched his house, they discovered the motherload. Officers say Loaiza stored the medicine in a house simply steps away from a preschool.
Prosecutors say Loaiza had come again from a visit to Mexico on the identical day he was arrested.
He is going through a number of felony felony prices together with possession of cocaine on the market.
The decide set Loaiza’s bail at $250,000 after prosecutors argued that he is a flight threat. The decide ordered him to not depart San Diego with out permission from the court docket.
If convicted on all counts, Loaiza faces greater than 20 years in jail.