6 Accused of Trading Drugs for Ski Lift Tickets

Sheriff's deputies have arrested six Southern Californians who allegedly brought illegal drugs to a ski resort hoping to trade them for lift tickets, officials said Tuesday.

Sheriff's deputies advertised their sting operation on Craigslist.org, offering to sell Mammoth Mountain lift vouchers in exchange for narcotics.

The six people from Orange County, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles came to Mammoth Lakes, gave the agents the drugs and were arrested Friday, officials said.

Deputies seized about a pound of marijuana, a fourth of an ounce of cocaine, Ecstasy tablets and prescription medications.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Shannon Kendall said this was the first time the department has used a sting to target drug dealers.

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