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Drug dealers answer Colorado sheriff’s Craigslist ad for car, offer weed in as payment

December 20, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Drug dealers answer Colorado sheriff’s Craigslist ad for car, offer weed in as payment

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A sheriff in Teller County, Colorado had a car that he wanted to sell earlier this year, so he decided to advertise on Craigslist to attract potential buyers.

However, Sheriff Jason Mikesell received a text from an interested buyer making him an offer he likely wasn’t expecting:

Four pounds of “homegrown black market” weed in exchange for the vehicle, Fox 21 reported.

It is obvious that 39-year-old Shawn Langley of Vail didn’t know that he was bidding on the sheriff’s car when he made the illegal proposition. Langley even sent photos of his “homegrown” product and bragged about its quality to the sheriff.

On November 28th Langley and an accomplice, Jane Cravens, drove to Woodland Park where they had intended to swap the drugs for the car.

Shawn Langley (left) and Jane Cravens (right) / Teller County Sheriff’s Office

Instead, the two purported drug dealers were arrested by the Teller County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Vice Narcotics Unit.

Langley and Cravens were booked into the Teller County Jail on narcotics charges.

Authorities confiscated the four pounds of marijuana, along with the suspects’ car.

Although recreational marijuana is legal in the state Colorado, adult residents of the state are only permitted to grow six marijuana plants per person. It’s also illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to use the drug.

Early this year, Governor John Hickenlooper signed a law to channel roughly $6 million in marijuana tax revenue a year into looking into black-market marijuana operations,

“We don’t want people to say they’re trying to grow for medical purposes or recreational uses, and they’re shipping it out of state,” Hickenlooper said, according to AP, back in June.

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