Cubs Prospect Jesus Camargo Arrested, Allegedly Stopped With 21 Pounds of Meth

Cubs prospect Jesus Camargo was arrested on St. Patrick’s Day and is facing four felony charges. According to Darren Whitehead of 9 News Colorado, Jesus Camargo, a right handed pitcher, was arrested after 21 pounds of meth were found in the trunk of his car.

Camargo — now 25 — was stopped after his vehicle was allegedly speeding and drifting between lanes. According to the arrest affidavit, Camargo gave police consent to search his vehicle and told them that he wasn’t in possession of any drugs. A K-9 named Zane then alerted Deputy Evan Jaramillo, who signaled to the rear of the car.

Upon searching the vehicle, police found 21 pounds of a white substance wrapped in plastic bags. The substance was stashed in a bag that contained several baseball bats, gloves and cleats. In addition to the 21 pounds of meth, 1.2 pounds of suspected oxycodone pills were discovered. Police also found a bag containing $1,000 in cash that appeared to have been doused in essential oils.

Two passengers in the vehicle were also arrested.

Jesus Camargo logged 72 innings with high A Myrtle Beach in 2019. He last made three starts with the Mexican Pacific Winter League’s Yaquis de Obregon.

Camargo is currently being held in the Eagle County Detention Center under $75,000 bond and is facing four felony charges. They are:

  • Distribution of schedule 2 – Meth
  • Distribution of schedule 2 – Oxycodone
  • Possession of schedule 2 – Meth
  • Possession of schedule 2 – Drugs

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