Craigslist buyer allegedly offers pot for purchase -- to sheriff's son

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A man allegedly tried to exchange pot for a dirt bike he saw advertised on Craigslist.

Unbeknownst to him, the seller was the sheriff's son.

Suspect Stephen Huber, 25, reportedly contacted the 17-year-old on July 8 and offered to buy the bike with marijuana instead of money. The Teller County Sheriff's Office says the boy immediately went to his father -- Sheriff Jason Mikesell.

From there, the sheriff's office set up a sting to lure the suspect into making that "sell." TCSO says Huber met with an undercover detective posing as a teenager and was promptly arrested after handing over more than 8.5 ounces of marijuana.

Huber is now being held at the Teller County Jail on drug charges.

The sheriff's office says this isn't the first time a member of the Mikesell family was offered drugs in lieu of money. The sheriff himself was approached last fall when he was selling a car over Craigslist. Like Huber, the 39-year-old prospective buyer was arrested during a similar sting after bringing 4 pounds of pot to trade for the vehicle.