Catalytic converter for sale — meth not included

A Missouri man was arrested after trying to sell a catalytic converter on Facebook Marketplace.

What’s the big deal? It wasn’t the item for sale that got him into trouble, but the rather large bag of meth sitting on a coffee table, next to a spoon and a syringe, clearly visible in an image used in the listing.

Someone alerted the sheriff’s office about the posting and detectives were able to get a warrant to search the man’s home.

Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader reports detectives seized 48 grams of meth and a handgun.

“Sorry folks, his catalytic converters are not for sale right now,” Rader says in a Facebook post. “Take note, if you are selling items on social media, make sure your drugs are not in the background!”