Gilbert man posts online ad to trade marijuana for iPad

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GILBERT, Ariz. -- Police officers arrested a 20-year-old Gilbert man who allegedly tried to trade marijuana and an iPod for an iPad.

According to the Gilbert Police Department, Jacob Walker posted an advertisement on Craigslist.com indicating that he wanted to trade an Apple iPod Touch and marijuana for an Apple iPad. He included pictures of both in his ad.

Gilbert police Sgt. Mark Marino said detectives replied to Walker's posting and set up a meeting for Wednesday at Val Vista and Warner roads.

Marino said Walker arrived at the location with the items and presented the marijuana to an undercover detective.

Walker and another man, Joseph Velarde, 20, of Gilbert were arrested by police officers.