By Daniel Roth For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:00 GMT, 7 November 2017 | Updated: 14:00 GMT, 7 November 2017
A volunteer Santa Clause was arrested Monday morning after police discovered a crack pipe inside his vehicle.
New Jersey Police say that Charles Smith, 64, was taken into custody around 2am following a routine traffic stop along Route 46 in South Hackensack.
An officer spotted the pipe sitting next to Smith's Santa outfit, according to NBC 4 News.
Charles Smith, 64, a former NJ Transit worker, volunteers at Toys for Tots in South Hackensack
Smith, a retiree from Pompton Lakes, was also in possession of empty bags of crack and heroin.
Police discovered other unspecified drug paraphernalia and hypodermic needles during a subsequent search of Smith's vehicle.
Smith, a former New Jersey Transit worker who volunteers at Toys for Tots, was charged with one count of drug possession and released on