After fleeing on foot from police, a man encountered during an investigation of criminal mischief told officers the substances found on him were “fake drugs” someone had sold him.
An Oxford police officer on foot patrol approached Kalib Stapleton, 23, at 5:44 a.m. Aug. 7 in the Parkview Arms apartment complex while investigating a report of someone attempting to enter a utility closet.
Stapleton ran from the officer and had to be chased down, according to a police report. Stapleton reportedly moved onto the footpath and began removing his shorts and sandals, despite orders to stop.
Officers apprehended Stapleton when he ran into a dense patch of trees. He was handcuffed and then his shorts and sandals were retrieved. In a search, a baggie with white powder was found as well as another container of an unknown substance.
Stapleton said those were “fake drugs” someone had sold him, according to the police report.
It was also discovered that Stapleton was wanted on warrants out of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
The substances were sent to a lab for testing and Stapleton was charged with obstructing official business and taken to the Butler County Jail on warrants.