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Man arrested for trying to give marijuana to sheriff's son in exchange for dirt bike

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. - A man is facing charges after he tried to give marijuana to the Teller County Sheriff's son in exchange for a dirt bike, according to the sheriff's office. 

Deputies said on Sunday, the 17-year-old son was approached by someone who wanted to trade marijuana for a dirt bike the teen had advertised for sale on Craigslist. The boy notified his father, and detectives arranged a location to make the trade. 

The suspect was arrested Monday, after he gave 8.53 ounces of marijuana to an undercover detective.

Deputies said the suspect, 25-year-old Stephen Huber, is being held on felony drug charges for selling marijuana to someone he thought was a minor. The sheriff's office said while marijuana is legal in Colorado, distribution to juveniles is not. 

In November of last year, the Teller County sheriff himself was offered marijuana in exchange for a vehicle for sale on Craigslist. The suspects, Shawn Landley and Jane Cravens of Vail, were arrested and charged with felony drug distribution after bringing four pounds of marijuana to Teller County to trade for the vehicle. Their case is still pending. 


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