'These aren't my socks,' Man tells police who found cocaine in footwear

'These Aren't My Socks,' Ohio Man Tells Authorities Who Found Cocaine In Footwear

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — When Ohio police pulled over a driver for failing to signal a turn and allegedly found cocaine in his sock, the man had a ready alibi -- they were not his socks.

Austintown police stopped Damien K. Clark, 20, of Hubbard, about 3 a.m. Saturday, The Youngstown Vindicator reported.

According to a police report, an officer smelled marijuana and searched Clark, the newspaper reported. The officer allegedly found a small plastic bag of cocaine inside his left sock, WJW reported. Clark then said, "These aren't my socks," according to the police report.

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Clark also was carrying anti-anxiety medications and $740 in cash, the television station reported.

According to police, Clark told the officer he was holding the evidence for someone else, the Vindicator reported.

As Clark was being booked into the Mahoning County Jail, corrections officers found a tablet of Vyvanse, a stimulant, which Clark said he “forgot about,” the newspaper reported.

Clark was charged with felony counts for conveying drugs into the jail and drug abuse, along with another misdemeanor drug abuse count, the Vindicator reported.

Clark, who appeared in court Monday and has since posted bond, is scheduled for another hearing April 3.