Naughty Santa Claus caught with drug paraphernalia in New Jersey

Posted: 11:33 AM, Nov 07, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-07 16:33:26Z

A New Jersey man was arrested after police found drug paraphernalia in his car next to a Santa Claus costume.

A South Hackensack police officer stopped 66-year-old Charles Smith's car after a motor vehicle violation.

A search of the car turned up a Santa Claus costume, along with a crack pipe, a hypodermic needle, and empty bags of crack and heroin.

Smith was arrested and charged with two counts of drug paraphernalia and a hypodermic needle.  

Police say Smith volunteers as Santa for "Toys for Tots."