KUSA — After a man allegedly tried to trade marijuana for a dirt bike advertised for sale on Craigslist by a 17-year-old, the teen’s father got involved.
The bad news for the man? The father was the Teller County sheriff, and he’s now accused of a felony and being held on a $10,000 bond.
The incident happened on Sunday, when, according to the Teller County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Stephen Huber contacted Sheriff Jason Mikesell’s son and told him he would trade his dirt bike for 8.53 ounces of marijuana.
The teen told his father about the offer, prompting narcotics detectives to get involved and arrange a location for the planned drug exchange.
Huber was taken into custody on Monday during an undercover operation by the Teller County Sheriff’s Office and Woodland Park Police Department.
He faces charges for offenses related to marijuana – a felony in this case because he is accused of attempting to sell to a minor.
This isn’t the first time the Mikesell family has been offered marijuana as currency during a Craigslist transaction.
According to the sheriff’s office, someone did just that to the sheriff himself in November 2017. Two people are potentially facing charges in that case.