June 24, 2009

Police: Pot dealer advertised online

Police in Massachusetts said a posting on Web site Craigslist featuring the drug code 420 led to the arrest of an alleged marijuana dealer.

Quincy police said they responded to the Craigslist ad, which included the phrase 420 help is here, Friday and arranged to purchase a quarter ounce of marijuana later in the day at a parking lot that was agreed upon as a meeting place, The (Quincy) Patriot-Ledger reported Wednesday.

Police said detectives posing as customers met with Christopher Gray, 30, of Marlborough, Mass., and purchased a small bag of marijuana from him for $45 after convincing him that they were not undercover police officers. The detectives them placed Gray under arrest.

This is a first for us, although we have arrested prostitutes who have advertised on Craigslist, Police Capt. John Dougan said. It goes without saying that we will continue monitoring Craigslist.