Hurricane Florence brought with her immense damage from flooding and strong winds, but she also brought some unlikely gifts to a certain beach in Florida.
Yesterday, swimmers and sun-bathers were surprised to find over 100 pounds of bundled-up marijuana washing ashore in the aftermath of Florence. According to authorities, the bundles have washed ashore in Volusia, Flagler, and St. John’s counties, on Florida’s Atlantic coast.
Some were so excited that they began fighting over the contraband.
— National Post (@nationalpost) September 18, 2018
As tempting as it may have been to sneak off with a brick or two of the soaking wet cannabis, police on the scene were diligent about maintaining order. One man, 61, was arrested for taking an 11-pound brick. While marijuana is legal in Florida, it is not so for recreational use. Authorities were searching for another woman who was seen digging through the bundles.
Detectives with @FlaglerSheriff are trying to track down a woman caught on camera digging through a package of marijuana that washed up on a Florida beach. One man has already been arrested for trying to steal some of the weed. https://t.co/x76pVQhKr3
— WTHR.com (@WTHRcom) September 17, 2018
How did police even know about the situation? As soon as the bundles starting coming to the shoreline, a woman called 911 to inform them of what was happening, and that people were fighting over the drugs. In her call, she said, “There’s like seven or eight people out here and they’re all like huddling up against it, and my dad’s trying to take it so that you guys can have it all.”
— Jonathan Hines (@likethecakemix) September 18, 2018
Of course, some people on Twitter had some fun with this one. Seaweed, indeed:
Save the Bales! https://t.co/nMbndJlCW6
— The Aspriring Cur (@AspiringCur) September 18, 2018
The seas were certainly mellow that day.