Santa Claus actor arrested for drug paraphernalia

Man volunteers with Toys for Tots

A New Jersey man who moonlights as Santa Claus for Toys for Tots was arrested on drug charges Monday.

Charles Smith, 66, was pulled over by police for a traffic violation when authorities recovered a Santa Claus costume, a crack pipe, a hypodermic needle and empty bags of crack and heroin.

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


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