KC man charged with drug possession; says pants he had one weren't his

A Kansas City man used a unique excuse when drugs were found in his jeans: that wasn’t his pair of pants.

 Chris Elder

Chris Elder

That was part of the court documents that allege Christopher M. Elder, 43, had possession of a controlled substance on May 24 in Riverside.

Officers were patrolling near 200 NW Parkway when he conducted a car check on a truck near dumpsters at Zimmer Biomet.

Contact was made with Elder and officers learned he had an active warrant out of Platte County for property damage.

When searched, the officer located a small clear plastic bag at the bottom of his left front jeans pocket. Several small grains of a white crystal substance were in it. Elder said there was not enough of “it” to test it, according to court documents. When advised by officers there was enough for a test, Elder said the jeans weren’t his.

The substance tested positive for methamphetamine.

An active warrant is out for Elder’s arrest.