Cubs Pitching Prospect Jesus Camargo Arrested on 4 Felony Drug Charges
Cubs minor league pitcher Jesus Camargo was arrested Friday on four felony drug charges stemming from a traffic stop in Colorado. After being pulled over for speeding and drifting into other lanes, Camargo and two others with him gave police permission to search the car.
Inside, they found a Cubs duffel bag filled with baseball equipment. Police also discovered a bag doused in essential oils containing $1,000 in cash, 21 pounds of suspected meth, and 1.2 pounds of suspected oxycodone pills.
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The 25-year-old Camargo, an Arizona resident, now faces the following charges: Distribution of schedule 2 Meth (class 1 felony); Distribution of schedule 2 Oxycodone (class 1 felony); Possession of schedule 2 Meth (class 4 felony); Possession of schedule 2 drugs (class 4 felony).
Signed out of Mexico in 2014, Camargo last pitched for High-A Myrtle Beach in 2019 and had been assigned to High-A South Bend this season. Working mainly as a reliever, he had put up solid numbers and kept the ball in the yard over the course of his time in the organization. Barring a drastic development, it would appear that time has come to an end.
“We are aware of the arrest of one our Minor League players,” Cubs spokesman Julian Green said in a statement. “We are investigating this matter and cannot provide additional comment until we have further details.”