A 23-year-old Columbus man hiding marijuana in his shoe faced drug citations after a traffic stop the afternoon of Aug. 18, according to the New Albany Police Department.

New Albany officers cited the man for drug abuse and controlled-substance possession or use when the vehicle was spotted without a rear license plate at 4:12 p.m. on state Route 161 west bound from Beech Road. Because the man was reaching toward his feet when the officer stopped his vehicle, he was asked to remove his shoes and socks. When the man took off his socks, a small plastic bag filled with marijuana fell out.

He also was found to be driving under suspension.

In other recent incident reports from the New Albany Police Department:

* A 31-year-old Newark man and a 34-year-old Newark woman were cited for illegal use or possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia at 7:25 p.m. Aug 19 at Thompson Road and Sedgwick Drive after police stopped their vehicle, which had a noisy exhaust pipe dragging on the road. An officer found marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

* A 59-year-old Newark man was cited for OVI at 8:38 p.m. Aug. 18 at the state Route 161 and the Hamilton Road on-ramp. He was stopped for driving without headlights.

* A 27-year-old Canal Winchester man was cited for drug paraphernalia, drug abuse and controlled-substance possession or use after a traffic stop at 8:35 p.m. Aug. 14 on state Route 161 west of Beech Road.

Officers found five glass pipes, a grinder and plastic bags with marijuana flakes. All items had marijuana residue on them.

Police also found a small amount of marijuana.

* A 27-year-old Columbus man was cited for drug paraphernalia, drug abuse and controlled-substance possession or use after a traffic stop at 4:56 p.m. Aug. 14 at New Albany and West Campus roads.

Police found a grinder with marijuana residue, a burnt marijuana cigarette and 2.84 grams of marijuana in the vehicle.