TALK ABOUT HIGH TIDE. Large packages of Cannabis are washing up on beaches in northeast Florida, just as they did back in the 1970s.
Weed has been discovered on beaches in Flagler, St. John’s and Volusia counties in September, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities collected more than 100 pounds of weed wrapped in bundles over two days after receiving reports of “multiple packages, presumably containing marijuana” on the beach near Jungle Hut Park.
The U.S. Coast Guard found “seven or eight” more packages off the coast, reports the Washington Post. Meanwhile, an off-duty sheriff’s deputy in St. Johns County, just north of Flagler County, fished another package of weed from the water.
Additionally, more ganja showed up to the south, in Volusia County. Surfers located a bundle containing 23 bags of weed in Ormond-by-the- Sea, reports WFTV-9 ABC.
In Flagler County, one unlucky stoner got busted after “failing to report” an 11-pound “wet brick” of marijuana on the beach. Witnesses said they saw Robert Kelley open the package and remove its contents, according to law enforcement.
Deputies asked Kelley if he took some of the marijuana. Kelley claimed he was “holding it for law enforcement.” It didn’t work; officers seized the brick, which they found wrapped in a beach towel in Kelley’s trunk.
“Others were attempting to do the same thing,” according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Department.