A Chicago Cubs prospect found himself at the center of a very serious controversy this week.
Jesus Camargo was arrested and is facing four counts of drug charges after being arrested on Wednesday.
According to Darren Whitehead of 9News, police found 21 pounds of what was presumed to be methamphetamine and 1.2 pounds of what was presumed to be oxycodone pills in a duffle bag.
Camargo’s BMW was said to have been speeding and drifting between lanes prior to being pulled over.
Chicago #Cubs prospect, Jesus Camargo was arrested after police found 21 pounds of meth in his team equipment bag. He’s been with the organization since 2015. pic.twitter.com/vchE0dP1mu
— Cubs Zone ™️ (@CubsZone) March 20, 2021
Following the alleged discovery of the narcotics, Camargo was subsequently apprehended and taken to Eagle County Jail in Colorado.
According to the arrest affidavit obtained by 9News, K-9 ‘Zane’ and Deputy Evan Jaramillo were the two parties present at the scene of the arrest. Camargo reportedly told Deputy Jaramillo that he was driving from Arizona to Denver to teach at a baseball clinic.
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Camargo was signed by the Cubs as an undrafted free agent back in December 2014 after his stint in the Mexican League with Diablos Rojos del Mexico.
Camargo went on to spend the 2019 season with the Cubs’ High-A affiliate in Myrtle Beach, before returning to Mexico last year and appearing in five games with Yaquis de Obregon in the Mexican Pacific Winter League.
Between Sammy Sosa’s perpetually changing skin tone and now this, the Cubs are having a rough year off the field.
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