Ohio troopers found cocaine worth $232,900 in modified shoes inside car

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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.