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Cubs' minor leaguer arrested on meth and oxycodone charges

Jesus Camargo Corrales was pulled over near Eagle on St. Patrick's Day after deputies said he was speeding and drifting between lanes.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — An man from Arizona is being held in the Eagle County jail after deputies found methamphetamine and oxycodone pills in a car he was driving on Wednesday.

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Jesus Camargo Corrales was pulled over around noon on St. Patrick's Day, said the Eagle County Sheriff's Office(ECSO), after deputies assigned to the Gore Range Narcotics Interdiction Team saw the silver BMW Camargo was driving, speeding and drifting between lanes.

According to the arrest affidavit, K-9 'Zane' and Deputy Evan Jaramillo made initial contact with Camargo and his two passengers. Camargo told Jaramillo that he was driving from Arizona to Denver to teach at a baseball clinic, the affidavit says. 

Jaramillo asked Camargo if there were any drugs in the car to which Camargo replied 'no', explaining that he has to follow a strict anti-doping policy because he plays baseball in the Chicago Cubs' organization, according to the affidavit.

The three people in the BMW gave deputies consent to search the car, deputies said. Zane signaled to the rear wheel well of the car and an area under the rear seat, ECSO said.

Credit: Courtesy Eagle County Sheriff's Office

Deputies said they found a Chicago Cubs duffel bag that belonged to Camargo in the car. Inside the bag were several baseball gloves, cleats, several neatly packaged bags of a white substance, two green packages and a bag that was suspected of being doused with essential oils that had $1,000 cash in it, deputies said.

In all, deputies said they seized 21 pounds of suspected meth and 1.2 pounds of suspected oxycodone pills.

Camargo was arrested on 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
Credit: Eagle County Sheriff's Office

Deputies interviewed the two passengers and released them after determining they didn't know about the drugs in the car.

Camargo is being held in the Eagle County Detention Center under $75,000 bond.

According to MLB.com, Camargo signed with the Cubs in 2014. The Cubs assigned Camargo to the High-A South Bend Cubs in February. 

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