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Craigslist ad for marijuana leads to arrest in Meiners Oaks

This Google Maps image indicates the location of a home in the 400 block of Mesa Drive in Meiners Oaks where deputies said they found 21 marijuana plants on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. (Google Maps)

May 31, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Meiners Oaks man was arrested Tuesday in connection with marijuana cultivation after authorities said they found him advertising pot for sale online.

Ojai patrol deputies with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department saw an advertisement on Craigslist offering marijuana for sale. Investigators said they were able to identify the seller as William Pollick, 28, and found that he had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest.

Deputies said they responded to Pollick's home in the 400 block of Mesa Drive to speak with him and found 21 marijuana plants being cultivated in a room. Narcotics detectives were later called to the residence to serve a search warrant.

Pollick was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana and the misdemeanor warrant. He was booked into the Sheriff's Main Jail.