Craigslist Dumps Four Loko Ads

Black-market Loko-sellers busted
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2011 4:22 AM CST
Four Loko alcoholic energy drinks are seen in the cooler of a convenience store last fall, before the drink was pulled from the market.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)

(Newser) – Caffeinated booze enthusiasts trying to get their hands on America's dwindling supply of original-recipe Four Loko shouldn't bother looking on Craigslist. The site has pulled ads selling Four Loko nationwide, according to a New York state senator who wrote to Craigslist to complain. eBay says listings for Four Loko aren't allowed, although a few can still be found on the auction site, the New York Daily News notes.

Hoarders stocked up on the controversial drink as soon as the company said it was being discontinued—at least in its caffeinated form. Until recently, cans of Four Loko could be bought on Craigslist at hugely inflated prices. Three woman were recently arrested in New Jersey over an online Loko-selling scheme, reports the Huffington Post. In some areas stuck with a surplus of Four Loko after statewide bans, the excess stock is being converted into fuel. Click here for that story.

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