Colorado man arrested after offering weed for sheriff's SUV

Jane Cravens and Shawn Langley. (Teller County Sheriff's Office)

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 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 (2 kilograms) 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.

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