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Hemet Cops Bust Dopes Selling Dope on Craigslist

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So let's say you've got some high-quality homegrown all bagged up and ready to go but no one to buy it--I mean, let's face it, the economy these days doesn't leave much room for luxury items--where can you go? Well, the internet, obviously. Since the goods have a pretty fixed street value, eBay might seem out of the question, so the next logical choice for online wheeling, and, in this case, dealing, is the mecca of the mundane, aka Craigslist.

This may well have been the though pattern for Ronald Gray, 36, of Moreno Valley and Frank Lewis, 30, of Wildomar, who got the bright idea to advertise on Craigslist that they had some marijuana for sale. It shouldn't have come as a surprise to the men that the dudes meeting them Friday night for the pick-up were actually undercover cops, who wound up busting them on suspicion of growing and selling. The deal that almost was went down in Hemet, and yielded the authorities "three-quarters of a pound of packaged marijuana, a small amount of marijuana being dried, and an unloaded rifle," and that "four plants were growing in the yard."

Too bad they don't sell smarts on Craigslist.

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