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POLICE: Louisville man used Facebook to arrange drug deal with detective

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Marrquan Bigham (Image Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Marrquan Bigham (Image Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police arrested a Louisville man authorities say used his Facebook page to advertise that he was selling marijuana.

Marrquan Bigham, 19, was arrested Feb. 5 in the 100 block of Eric Court, near Preston Highway.

The official police report says a detective responded to Bigham's Facebook post and made negotiations for a drug deal.

Authorities say Bigham agreed to sell the detective one quarter ounce of marijuana for $50. Bigham also allegedly agreed to meet with the detective to conduct the transaction at the location where he was arrested.

Officials say when Bigham arrived on Eric Court, he called the detective and stated he was at the location. Authorities say he also brought a juvenile male along during the transaction.

Investigators say the detective walked up to Bigham's vehicle and, "observed him holding a bag of marijuana packaged for sale along with additional marijuana on the arm rest."

Police say Bigham stated he owned the phone that he used to contact the detective.

Authorities also say Bigham did not have an operator's license.

Bigham is charged with trafficking in marijuana, committing an unlawful transaction with a minor and not having an operator's license.

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