Bale of marijuana washes up on Central Florida beach

Indialantic police to destroy pot; Woman made discovery

INDIALANTIC, Fla. - Indialantic police are investigating the discovery of a 20-pound bale of marijuana that washed ashore just before sunrise.

The sealed package was found around 7:30 a.m. Monday on the beach between the 800 and 900 block of Wavecrest Avenue by a woman who called police to report the discovery.

Officers are on the lookout for other packages turning up in the tide on the south Brevard beach.

"It was wrapped in plastic, no tape, and sealed," Sgt. Mike Casey of the Indialantic Police Department told Local 6 News partner Florida Today.  "A citizen found it but we also had an officer who was working on a burglary report who was out walking the beach. It may have been thrown from a ship."

The package weighed about 20 pounds and was stuffed with marijuana, officials reported.

Marijuana bales are found from time to time along Florida's shoreline, typically after drug smugglers toss the packages to avoid law enforcement vessels. Indialantic police signed the bale over to their evidence room and plan to have it destroyed, Casey said.

"I have no idea what it's worth, but once it's wet with all that salt water, it's stinky and nasty," Casey said.

Anyone with information on the package is asked to call police at 321-723-7788.

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