A Chicago Cubs minor league baseball player is facing multiple drug charges in Eagle County after police recovered over 20 pounds of suspected methamphetamine and 1.2 pounds of suspected oxycodone in a duffle bag, according to a Vail Daily report.
Jesus E. Camargo-Corrales, 25, of Sinaloa, M.X., appeared in Eagle County District Court on Thursday in front of Judge Rachel Olguin-Fresquez, who advised him of his charges and set his bond at $75,000, according to online court records.
The right-handed pitcher was charged with distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of a controlled substance and multiple possession charges, according to online court records.
The Cubs said they are investigating the incident and are awaiting additional information.
The vehicle stopped at a Loaf 'N Jug convenience store in Eagle, where he and two other passengers told deputies they were headed to Denver from Phoenix.
Camargo-Corrales told deputies he was headed to Denver for a kids' baseball clinic. However, deputies were told various accounts of why they were going, where they would be staying, and how long, according to the arrest affidavit acquired by VailDaily.
Camargo-Corrales told deputies that there were no weapons, marijuana or cocaine in the vehicle, and began explaining the anti-doping policy he is required to follow as a member of the Cubs.
After being asked whether there was any methamphetamine in the car, Camargo-Corrales allegedly said no, but scratched his head and then said he didn't want any problems.
Deputies received permission to search his vehicle with a drug-sniffing dog, which alerted authorities of something in the car's rear wheel well and backseat.
Law enforcement then searched the vehicle and found a white bag with cologne and $1,000, and in the trunk found a Cubs duffle bag with baseball gloves, cleats, and several wrapped packaged with "CO" and two packages in green plastic, according to the affidavit acquired by Vail Daily.
Camargo-Corrales told deputies the duffle bag was his. He agreed to answer questions and told deputies a friend from Sinaloa called him in Arizona the day before, asked him to deliver a bag to Denver and promised to pay him $500 after the delivery.
Camargo-Corrales told deputies he believed the bag was filled with shoes or clothing, but had previously told authorities he knew there were drugs in the bag, but didn't know what kind.
Camargo-Corrales is scheduled to appear in court on March 25 at 4 p.m.