After he was arrested Friday, Esteban Loaiza has pleaded not guilty to three felony drug charges, according to NBC San Diego.

The former MLB All-Star, who pitched for the Yankees in 2004, was arrested with 44 pounds of what police believed to be cocaine, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Loaiza was busted during a traffic stop after he left his home, with investigators discovering the white powder stashed away in a “sophisticated” secret compartment.

Esteban Loaiza is arraigned in California Superior Court on drug charges.

Esteban Loaiza is arraigned in California Superior Court on drug charges.

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Authorities then obtained a search warrant for his home, where they reportedly found packages of a white powder officials believed to be cocaine. Depties say Loaiza leased the home in early February.

Loaiza was charged with possession of over 20 kilograms and two counts of transporting and possesssing narcotics with intent to sell, all felonies.

Esteban Loaiza has pleaded not guilty to drug charges.

Esteban Loaiza has pleaded not guilty to drug charges.

(ED BETZ/AP)

Loaiza’s attorney waived futher reading of the complaint and didn’t contest bail.

The 46-year-old is the second-winningest pitcher from Mexico in MLB history, trailing only Fernando Valenzuela’s 173 wins.

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