Craigslist Ad for a Boat Helps Police Catch Marijuana Dealer

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A Craigslist ad for a boat help police bust an alleged marijuana dealer, Oroville Police say.

The dealer had apparently posted an ad on Craigslist, listing a boat for sale. For some reason, he allegedly wrote that he would accept a trade for marijuana, or a combination of marijuana and cash.

Undercover officers contacted the man, 33-year-old Billy Jack Pierce, agreeing up on some terms and setting up a date to make a marijuana sale.

Pierce then trekked down from Eureka to Oroville to complete the transaction, showing up at the Frisbee golf course at Riverbend Park around 5 p.m. on Friday. Officers then took him into custody and found that he had about three pounds of marijuana with him.

He claimed to have the marijuana for medical purposes, police say, but the officers found him to be in violation of Butte County guidelines for medical marijuana anyway.

Pierce was arrested and now faces drug sale charges.

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