A man selling a catalytic converter online left a bag of meth on a coffee table in the background of the photo, according to the sheriff’s office


“Last night, one of our Stone County residents put a catalytic converter up for sale on Marketplace. Apparently he must have been under the influence because in the background of his photo he posted he left his big bag of methamphetamine and his syringe on the coffee table, “Sheriff Doug Rader said in the Sept. 29 post.

Rader said he was alerted to the station by a citizen and passed the information on to a detective.

“Today we arrived at this gentleman’s house with a search warrant. You can imagine his surprise !! He still had 48 grams of methamphetamine and a gun he is prohibited from owning! We have now provided him with a new one. housing. Sorry folks, its catalytic converters are not for sale at the moment, “the sheriff’s post said.

“Take note that if you are selling articles on social media, make sure your drugs are not in the background! Sheriff Rader added in the post.

James Anthony Kertz was being held in the county jail without bond, Sherri Roe, a criminal data technician with the Sheriff’s Office, told CNN.

She confirmed that Kertz is the same person mentioned in the Sheriff’s Facebook post.

Kertz, 38, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and a probation / parole violation, the sheriff’s office webpage said. CNN has not yet been able to determine whether Kertz has a lawyer.
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