A Missouri man making an attempt to promote a catalytic converter on-line has been arrested after an enormous stash of meth and a syringe had been noticed within the background of the picture he used for the commercial.

James Kertz, 38, was taken into custody in Reeds Spring on Wednesday after posting a photo of the catalytic converter on Facebook Marketplace.

His bag of meth and drug paraphernalia had been clearly seen on the espresso desk behind the exhaust emission gadget he was making an attempt to do away with.

James Kertz posted an ad on Facebook for a catalytic converter with a large bag of meth and a syringe on the coffee table in the background.

James Kertz posted an advert on Facebook for a catalytic converter with a big bag of meth and a syringe on the espresso desk within the background.
(Stone County Sheriff’s Office through Facebook)


Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader mentioned somebody tipped them off to the drug stash quickly after Kertz posted the advert on Facebook.

“Apparently he must have been under the influence because in the background of his picture he posted, he left his large bag of meth and syringe on the coffee table,” the sheriff mentioned.

“Take note, if you are selling items on social media, make sure your drugs are not in the background!”

Authorities performed a search warrant at Kertz’s residence and uncovered 48 grams of meth and a handgun he wasn’t legally allowed to personal, the sheriff mentioned.

“We have now provided him a new place to stay. Sorry folks, his catalytic converters are not for sale right now,” the sheriff added.

Kertz remained in Stone County jail with out bond on Friday on a cost of possessing a managed substance.

He has prior convictions for resisting arrest, home assault, possession of a managed substance and endangering the welfare of a kid.

This story first appeared within the New York Post