FILE - In this Friday, March 14, 2008, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Esteban Loaiza pitches to St. Louis Cardinals’ Cesar Izturis during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Vero Beach, Fla. Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza has pleaded guilty to possession of about 20 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute. The 46-year-old acknowledged in a San Diego courtroom Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, that he possessed about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine with intent to distribute. He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 2. Loaiza had been under surveillance when he was arrested in February near a house in Imperial Beach, which borders Tijuana, Mexico. His sliver Mercedes SUV had just left the garage when authorities stopped him. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
FILE - In this Friday, March 14, 2008, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Esteban Loaiza pitches to St. Louis Cardinals’ Cesar Izturis during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Vero Beach, Fla. Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza has pleaded guilty to possession of about 20 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute. The 46-year-old acknowledged in a San Diego courtroom Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, that he possessed about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine with intent to distribute. He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 2. Loaiza had been under surveillance when he was arrested in February near a house in Imperial Beach, which borders Tijuana, Mexico. His sliver Mercedes SUV had just left the garage when authorities stopped him. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File) Orlin Wagner AP
FILE - In this Friday, March 14, 2008, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Esteban Loaiza pitches to St. Louis Cardinals’ Cesar Izturis during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Vero Beach, Fla. Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza has pleaded guilty to possession of about 20 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute. The 46-year-old acknowledged in a San Diego courtroom Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, that he possessed about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine with intent to distribute. He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 2. Loaiza had been under surveillance when he was arrested in February near a house in Imperial Beach, which borders Tijuana, Mexico. His sliver Mercedes SUV had just left the garage when authorities stopped him. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File) Orlin Wagner AP

Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges

August 10, 2018 04:50 PM