A Northern California man is in jail after the trade he'd engineered -- marijuana for an "awesome" ski boat -- turned out to be a swap with police.
Billy Jack Pierce III, 33, of Eureka, was in Butte County posting ads on Craigslist offering to trade a ski boat in Oroville -- worth $8,750, according to the Chico Enterprise-Record -- for cash or marijuana, according to reports.
Cops posing as people interested in ski boats with marijuana to spare contacted Pierce and offered to set up a trade.
He was arrested Friday. The boat, a 26-foot 1992 Mirage that "runs great, looks awesome" and is "ready to hit the water" is reportedly still available.