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Weed Wanted: Police Answer Couple’s Craigslist Ad For Drugs

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Police allege the couple turned to Craigslist in their search for weed. (credit: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

Police allege the couple turned to Craigslist in their search for weed. (credit: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

GLASTONBURY, Conn. — Two East Hartford residents were arrested for allegedly posting an ad on Craigslist looking to buy pot.

Tara Mahon, 24, and Thomas Roth, 24, were arrested Wednesday for conspiracy to possess more than a half-ounce of marijuana.

Undercover officers of the East Central Narcotics Task Force answered the Craigslist ad and arranged to meet the two at a Glastonbury Stop and Shop, where they were surprised and quickly arrested without incident.

Each posted $1,000 bond on condition they appear in Manchester Superior Court.

Bridgeport police arrested a Bridgeport man in late August on a similar charge. Then, Lt. Timothy Shaw told the Connecticut Post that the approach wasn’t common but solicitors often mask their inquiries and offers in slang or code language.

CBS Connecticut found several posts looking for “420,” “mary jane” and other common and uncommon terms for the drug.

One post built the language in a wanted ad for tickets to an event — “the Bud Bowl.”

The poster wanted to sit in section “420” and within the ad wrote, “Can anyone help me out? I need a quarter [ounce].”

The drug squad is one of four in the state and works to prevent illegal drug sales in Glastonbury, Manchester, South Windsor and Vernon.

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