A 20-year-old man who posted an ad on Craigslist offering to trade marijuana and an iPod for an iPad and his friend got a little more than what he bargained for on Tuesday, according to police.
Jacob Walker and his friend, Joseph Velarde, also 20, of Gilbert, were arrested on suspicion of marijuana posession at 1515 E. Warner Road after officers followed up on the ad Walker allegedly posted on the online classified ad service Craigslist.com. In his ad, Walker indicated that he wanted to trade marijuana and an iPod for an Apple i-Pad, according to poilce.
Detectives replied to Walker’s posting and scheduled to meet him at Val Vista and Warner Roads. Walker arrived at the location with the marijuana and iPod and presented them to an undercover detective. Walker and Velarde then were arrested.
The Craigslist ad read: Wanted iPad 32GB READ THIS!!! (Gilbert):
“I am willing to trade my 32 gb ipod touch 3rd generation and a quarter of DANK. Blue dream straight outta Cali. The ipod is in PERFECT condition. Not one scratch it. Has been in the case the whole time and has never had screen cover removed!!!! Let me know!!!!”
– Article from East Valley Tribune.