Craigslist in the news again …
A note to drug dealers … the police know what 420 means as well. Heck, who doesn’t? I guess those who sell pot on Craigslist do not.
30 year old Christopher J. Gray was arrested by Quincy, MA police for advertising pot, marijuana, cannabis, reefer on-line on Craigslist. It would seem that once again Craigslist has got another black eye. This time for the advertising of illegal drugs. With Craigslist being in the news so much recently, and not for the good, one wonders why anyone would not think that law enforcement is not keeping a special eyes on the on-line site these days?
Quincy police arrested a man advertising his wares on the online classified site Craigslist with the words “420 help is here.” Drug detectives knew that in the cannabis culture, 420 means getting high on marijuana.
The Craigslist item said “Give me a ring if you need some help,” and listed a phone number, which a detective called Friday.
He told the man who answered, later identified as Christopher J. Gray, 30, of Marlborough, that he wanted to buy a quarter ounce of marijuana, and a meeting was set up for later that day in parking lot on Southern Artery.
Just as an FYI for those not familiar with the “420” reference, this was how I learned what the reference stood for … a group of California high school students in the 1970s used to meet at 4:20 p.m. each day to smoke marijuana.