MARATHON (CBSMiami) – Nearly half a dozen marijuana bales were found near the Marathon shoreline Thursday.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, a blue plastic barrel stuffed with five separate bales of marijuana was found in nearshore water at 109th Street Oceanside on Thursday afternoon.

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5 bales of marijuana washed ashore Marathon on April 30, 2020 (Courtesy: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

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The bales of marijuana, also known as square grouper, weighed 90 pounds.

5 bales of marijuana washed ashore Marathon on April 30, 2020 (Courtesy: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

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The person who found the barrel called the Sheriff’s Office who in turn notified U.S. Border Patrol agents who took possession of the marijuana.