Padres catcher Luis Campusano was arrested in Georgia on Saturday on felony marijuana possession charges, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Campusano had 79 grams of marijuana in his car when police pulled him over around 5 a.m., per the police report. He could face up to 10 years in prison.
“We were recently notified of the arrest of Luis Campusano in his hometown of Augusta, Ga. this past weekend,” the Padres stated. The Padres added that they’re “gathering information and have been in contact with MLB and local authorities.”
While it’s unknown whether Campusano will face major discipline from the legal system or Major League Baseball, this is obviously unwelcome news. The 22-year-old Campusano, a second-round pick in 2017, rates as one of the Padres’ many young standouts, as he was among the game’s top 100 prospects when they promoted him to the bigs for the first time in early September. Campusano only appeared in one game after that, but he made his lone appearance count by going 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk before going on the injured list with a left wrist problem.