FARMINGTON — A former Piedra Vista baseball star was arrested by Farmington police in connection to drug trafficking charges in Louisiana.
Victor Justin Paulos, 23, waived his extradition hearing and will be sent to Louisiana to face charges.
Paulos was arrested Nov. 21 by Farmington police at a home on Desert Rose Trail, Lt. Taft Tracy said.
Police made contact with Paulos while responding to a call about a fugitive, he said.
Paulos was wanted by police in Calcasieu, La., on two counts of marijuana trafficking.
His bond for those charges was set at $100,000, according to court documents.
Paulos waived his right to an attorney and an extradition hearing on Monday and will be sent back to Louisiana, according to court documents.
Details about the case in Louisiana are not clear. The Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office has not returned calls.
The charges against are two counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Paulos grew up in Farmington and was a baseball player with a promising career.
In 2007, he was a star pitcher for Piedra Vista. He tossed a no-hitter against Aztec and lead his team to Piedra Vista’s first-ever win against Farmington, who at the time were the defending state champions.
The Daily Times published a story about Paulos when he signed to play for Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas in June of 2007.
The story ran under the headline: “An ace on his way.”
“Hopefully this is the next step to go beyond and make it to the big leagues.” Paulos, who was 6 foot 3 inches and 200 pounds in high school and had a strong fastball, said at the time.
In 2008 he was a left-handed pitcher for Frank Phillips College, according to the team’s roster.