Missouri authorities are reminding residents in their area to remember to check the background of their photos, specifically, “Make sure your drugs are not in the background.”

In a Facebook post, the sheriff in Stone County, Missouri said that a resident in his jurisdiction “posted a catalytic converter for sale on Marketplace and… he left his large bag of meth and syringe on the coffee table.”

Luckily, a citizen with a keen eye spotted the drugs and syringe on the table, and alerted the authorities. The sheriff said the guy was shocked when they showed up at his door with a search warrant.

"Today we arrived at this gentleman’s house with a search warrant. You can imagine his surprise!! He still had 48 grams of meth and a pistol that he is forbidden to own! We have now provided him a new place to stay. Sorry folks, his catalytic converters are not for sale right now."

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If you were interested, the listing for the catalytic converters has been taken down. Shockingly enough, the catalytic converters were new in a box.

A lot of the catalytic converters shared to marketplaces or swap sites are not obtained...legally. The precious metals inside of the converters are worth quite a bit of money, so thieves will crawl under vehicles with a saws-all to cut them off. They then take the converters to a junkyard or another buyer to sell.

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