MLB Prospect Arrested With 20lbs Of Meth In Team-Issued Equipment Bag

CHICAGO, IL, USA - MARCH 25, 2019: Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field stadium with the logo painted on the exterior.

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Jesus Camargo-Corrales, a 25-year-old minor league pitcher signed to the South Bend Cubs in the Chicago Cubs farm system, is facing some serious drug charges.

According to a report from The Vail Daily, Camargo-Corrales was arrested after police found 21 pounds of methamphetamine and 1.2 pounds of oxycodone pills in his Chicago Cubs duffel bag.

Camargo-Corrales is facing charges of unlawful distribution of methamphetamine and oxycodone, both class 1 drug felonies, as well as charges of unlawful possession of each drug, both class 4 drug felonies, according to ESPN.com.

The 25-year-old said claimed a friend from Sinaloa, Mexico — home of the infamous Sinaloa drug cartel — offered him $500 to deliver the duffel bag to Denver.

The Chicago Cubs issued a statement saying they are aware of the situation.

“We are aware of the arrest of one our minor league players,” said Julian Green, senior vice president of communications at Chicago Cubs. “We are investigating this matter and cannot provide additional comment until we have further details.”

Camargo-Corrales is still being held in jail and is due in court on Thursday.

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