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FLAGLER BEACH, FL. (CBSMiami) — Imagine walking down the beach and spotting bundles of drugs sweeping ashore in the waves. It happened in Flagler County as the sheriff’s office there says it recovered about 100 pounds of marijuana since Tuesday.

marijuana washes ashore Beachgoers Try To Steal Pot After Marijuana Bricks Wash Ashore Florida Beach

(Source: Flagler County Sheriff’s Office)

The packages of marijuana started washing up on the beaches in St. Johns, Flagler and Volusia counties.

The drug discovery has led to one man’s arrest last Thursday.

61-year-old Robert Kelley told deputies he was holding the drugs until law enforcement arrived although he did not notify them of the wet, 11-pound brick of marijuana wrapped in a towel in the trunk of his vehicle when deputies arrives.

Kelley was charged with possession of marijuana and released from jail on bond.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office also says multiple beachgoers were attempting to open the bundles and take packages of marijuana with them.

It is still not know where the packages of drug came from. Flagler deputies notified several federal agencies about the find, including the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and the Homeland Security Investigations, an arm of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Comments (3)
  1. Henry Hal Cohen says:

    why the hell was he waiting around for the police? what an idiot, or what? placed that into his own car, then stuck around to be busted, if he goes to prison for that, he would be laughed at by everyone in there for the idiot that he is. he may never live this down, it may follow him everywhere. HEHEHEHEHEHEH, is he out on bail right now or what? and those people that tried to steal it they seen there, what is the story about them? and did they get arrested or what? oh well, it takes all kinds i guess to make the world go round, right?

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