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'Bad Santa' arrested in Jacksonville for allegedly selling drugs

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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has arrested a "Bad Santa" for allegedly selling drugs.

Isaac Geiger, 41, was arrested Monday for possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and resisting an officer without violence, according to JSO Inmate Information Search.

JSO was called to the 800 block of Golfair Boulevard after getting numerous recent complaints of drug activity.

Police saw Geiger standing at the driver’s door of a U-Haul rental truck in the parking lot of the business. Geiger was wearing a red and white Santa Claus outfit with hat and white beard.

JSO said Geiger went into the driver side of a U-Haul truck, retrieving items and walking away from the truck. No one else was seen going to or from the U-Haul truck.

Once he saw police, Geiger ran from the parking lot. The suspect tripped over his Santa pants running 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, JSO said.

Detectives were finally able to put Geiger in handcuffs. Police found a plastic baggie in Geiger's left shorts pocket, which he was wearing under the Santa suit, and cash in his right shorts pocket. The detectives stood Geiger up to finish searching him and he attempted to run again and was tackled back to the ground by the detectives. He continued to resist and reach for his waistline and was held on the ground until more police could arrive.

In the U-Haul, police found marijuana, a scale with marijuana residue, and a black pouch containing MDMA on the front driver seat. Inside a five-gallon orange bucket with a white lid on the driver's floorboard was additional marijuana, a yellow substance known to contain THC, Molly, Ecstasy pills, money and a digital scale with residue and a box of plastic baggies.

Geiger is being held in the Duval County Jail on a $5,016 bond.