Former major league star Pedro Guerrero wants his cocaine conspiracy charges thrown out. He says federal drug agents failed to tell him he could contact the Dominican embassy before he was questioned.
His lawyers recently sought a dismissal in Miami federal court. Guerrero contends Drug Enforcement Administration investigators did not inform him of his rights under the 1963 Vienna Convention.
Guerrero, 43, is a Dominican citizen who lives in Miami. He was a four-time All-Star with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the 1981 World Series co-MVP. He was arrested in September and charged with trying to buy 33 pounds of cocaine from undercover agents. He is free on $100,000 bail.