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Santa Claus caught selling drugs out of U-Haul truck in parking lot

By Mason White 4:57 PM December 25, 2016
Isaac Geiger
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A drug dealer disguised himself as Santa Claus in order to sell drugs in the neighborhood without being detected by police, according to police in Florida.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was conducting an investigation in the 800 block of Golfair Boulevard, due to numerous recent complaints of drug activity.

The suspect, 41-year-old Isaac Geiger, was observed standing at the driver’s door of a U-Haul rental truck in the parking lot of a business.

Geiger was very distinguishable in the parking lot because he was wearing a red and white Santa Claus outfit, complete with a hat and a white beard.

Geiger was observed several times going into the driver side of a U-Haul truck, retrieving items, and walking away from the truck.

No one else was observed going to or from the U-Haul truck during the period. Upon seeing police, the suspect ran from the parking lot.

A large amount of marijuana was in plain view on the driver’s seat of the U-Haul. The suspect tripped over his Santa pants and fell to the ground.

Detectives tried to take the suspect into custody, but he rolled onto his belly and put his hands under his body. The suspect refused to comply and continued to resist police for some time.

Detectives were finally able to secure the suspect in handcuffs.

Police located a plastic bag in the suspect’s left shorts pocket that he was wearing under the Santa suit, and a sum of cash in his right shorts pocket.

The detectives stood the suspect up to finish searching him. The suspect attempted to flee again and was tackled back to the ground by the detectives.

He continued to resist and reached for his waistline. He was held on the ground until more police could arrive.

A search of the U-Haul revealed marijuana, a scale with marijuana residue, and a black pouch containing MDMA on the front driver’s seat.

There was a five-gallon orange bucket with a white lid on the driver’s floorboard.

Inside the five-gallon bucket was additional marijuana, a yellow substance known to contain THC, Molly, Ecstasy pills, and money.

Inside the bucket there was a digital scale with residue and a box of plastic baggies.

Geiger has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and resisting an officer without violence.

Geiger was booked into the Duval County Jail, and his bail has been set at $5,016.