According to 9 News, Chicago Cubs minor league prospect Jesus Camargo Corrales was arrested after police found him with 21 pounds of meth in an equipment bag on St. Patrick’s Day.
He was apparently pulled over for speeding and told police he was driving from Arizona to Denver to teach a baseball clinic. When they asked him if he had any drugs in the car, he said “no.”
He was lying…. BIG time.
When the K-9 Unit searched the car, deputies were able to locate a Cubs equipment bag full of several baseball gloves, cleats, numerous bags of a white substance (meth), two green packages, and a bag doused with essential oils that had $1,000 cash in it.
In total, a whopping 21 pounds of meth and 1.2 pounds of oxycodone pills were located.
Needless to say, he earned himself a one-way ticket to jail.
According to Vail Daily, Carmargo said a friend from the city of Sinaloa, Mexico, asked him to deliver a bag to Denver, where he would be paid $500 upon delivery. He said he thought it contained “shoes or clothes” but later admitted to knowing it had drugs in it.
Gee, ya think?
If a “friend” from Sinaloa, home of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel, asks you to deliver something in a duffle bag, you can be 99.999999% certain that the bag contains drugs, at the very least. Hell, at worst, the bag could contain a severed head, who knows? Unfortunately, for the safety of himself and his family, he probably didn’t have a choice in the matter.
And as a Cubs fans, I have to say I’m not familiar with Carmargo as a prospect, but it’s safe to say that he probably won’t be playing ball anymore. Unless, you know, it’s in the prison yard…
Chicago Cubs prospect, Jesus Camargo was arrested after police found 21 pounds of meth in his team equipment bag. pic.twitter.com/mdXU5szVZM