This past Saturday, Padres catching prospect Luis Campusano was arrested in his home state of Georgia on a charge of felony marijuana possession.
He was released on a bond of $5,100 and his police report notes that he was charged with “purchase/possession/manufacture/distribution/sale” of a controlled substance.
“We were recently notified of the arrest of Luis Campusano in his hometown of Augusta, Ga., this past weekend,” said the Padres in a recent statement. “We are gathering information and have been in contact with MLB and local authorities. As this is a pending legal matter, we will not have any further comment at this time.”
Campusano is the Padres’ fourth-ranked prospect per MLB Pipeline. He made his debut in September of this year as he hit his first career home run at his first professional at-bat. Unfortunately, he sustained a wrist injury that held him out the remainder of the season.
The Friars’ plans were to have Campusano and Austin Nola split time behind the plate this upcoming season, but we’ll see how that all plays out now.
While at the Class A level with Lake Elsinore last year, Capusano slashed .325/.396/.509 while taking home co-MVP honors of the California League.