COLORADO SPRINGS – A Colorado man landed in jail after offering to trade illegal homegrown marijuana for an SUV listed on Craigslist – a vehicle that happened to be owned by a sheriff.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell recently received a text from a 39-year-old Vail man offering to buy his SUV.
The man sent photos of the product, and Mikesell says he showed the texts to detectives. A meet up was scheduled in Woodland Park in late November.
The man and a 41-year-old woman arrived for the swap and were arrested. Authorities say they found about 4 pounds of illegal marijuana in the duo’s car.
The man and woman were charged with possession with intent to sell.
Mikesell says he won’t relist the SUV on Craigslist.