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Former MLB Pitcher Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

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DETROIT - APRIL 02: A member of the Detroit Tigers grips a baseball in the dugout against the Toronto Blue Jays during the Home Opener for the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 2, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan. Toronto won 5-3 in ten innings. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The former MLB pitcher was arrested on felony drug charges.

A former MLB pitcher has been arrested on felony drug charges. The details are pretty striking.

Esteban Loaiza, a two-time All-Star, has been arrested in San Diego, according to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan. The second-winningest MLB pitcher from Mexico was arrested on Friday with 20 kilos of heroin or cocaine, according to San Diego police records.

The Mexican pitcher is being held in San Diego on $200,000 bail. He was booked on Feb. 9.

Loaiza appears to be being charged with possession with intent to sell. It's a felony.

The 46-year-old spent more than a decade in the MLB. He started his career in 1995 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Loaiza played for Pittsburgh from 1995-98. He went on to play for several teams, including the Rangers, Blue Jays, White Sox, Yankees, Nationals, A's and Dodgers.

He was a two-time All-Star in 2003 and '04. He led the MLB in strikeouts in 2003.

Loaiza made more than $40,000,000 during his MLB career. It's unclear how he got into the drug game.

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