A man found with green rocks of crack cocaine explained their color to troopers.
CANTON Christmas may be over, but a Canton man stopped for speeding had illegal drugs designed to celebrate the season.
Troopers with the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Canton post were heading east on U.S. 62 just east of Interstate 77 near Cleveland Avenue about 3 a.m. Tuesday when they clocked Joshua D. Clapper, 26, of 4116 Middlebranch Ave. NE, going about 70 mph in a 55 mph zone, Stark County Jail records said.
When he “could not produce a valid identification,” he was asked to step out of the vehicle, the jail records said. Then the troopers saw, lying in plain view, a small cellophane bag containing green rocks in the driver’s side door pocket.
Clapper told them that it was crack cocaine and that he’d paid $20 for it, the jail records said.
“When the trooper asked why it was green, (he) stated it was for the holidays,” the records said.
Clapper was jailed on charges of cocaine possession, no occupant restraining device and a speeding violation. He was later released on his own recognizance pending a court hearing.
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