Ohio troopers found cocaine worth $232,900 in modified shoes inside car
PREBLE COUNTY, OH – Some shoes inside a rented van turned out to be carrying cases for a large amount of cocaine in Preble County.
On March 2, Ohio State troopers stopped a van on I-70 for following too closely. Some items in the car made them call in a drug-sniffing canine officer, who discovered a baggie filled with cocaine.
After a more thorough search of the van, the troopers found specially modified shoes that were hiding six packages of cocaine. Police estimate the value of the drug to be $232, 900.
The driver of the van, Essex Clark, of Las Vegas, was arrested and charged with cocaine possession and trafficking, as well as possession of criminal tools.