REEDS SPRING, Mo. — If you’re going to sell something on social media and are posting a photograph, it’s a good idea not to include illegal drugs in the picture.
A Missouri man is accused of drug possession after authorities were alerted to a photo on a Facebook Marketplace page, KFVS reported. The photograph showed a catalytic converter for sale, but what appeared to be crystal methamphetamine in a bag was also in the posted image, according to the Stone County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page.
James Anthony Kertz, 38, of Reeds Spring, was arrested Wednesday, KYTV reported. He was charged with trafficking drugs and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to Stone County Sheriff’s Office online booking records.
Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said Kertz did not realize drugs were noticeable in the photo.
“In the background was a bag containing a white crystal substance and a needle and a spoon laying next to it,” Rader told KYTV.
“We arrived at this gentleman’s house with a search warrant,” Rader wrote on Facebook. “You can imagine his surprise. He still had 48 grams of meth and a pistol that he is forbidden to own.
“We have now provided him a new place to stay. Sorry folks, his catalytic converters are not for sale right now.”
Kertz is being held without bail, online booking records show.