OROVILLE -- A Eureka man was arrested Friday after he allegedly told police he was interested in selling marijuana.

The Oroville Police Department conducted an investigation after noticing a Craigslist post that offered to trade a ski boat parked in Oroville, worth $8,750, for marijuana or cash, said Oroville police Sgt. John Bruschi.

Officers initiated contact with 33-year-old Billy Jack Pierce III after becoming aware of the ad on Thursday. In the conversations that ensued, he expressed interest in selling marijuana. Police continued contact with Pierce until the afternoon of his arrest, Bruschi said.

The ad was placed at 11:29 a.m. Wednesday. It describes a 26-foot 1992 Mirage that "runs great, looks awesome, ready to hit the water."

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