Over one million dollars' worth of marijuana and cocaine washes up on Alabama beach
Over a million dollars' worth of marijuana and cocaine washed up on an Alabama beach just before Memorial Day weekend, according to KSAZ.
Beachgoers reported the discovery at Orange Beach to authorities between last Tuesday and last Thursday, the station notes.
The first call took place on May 21, when an unidentified individual in front of a condominium at the beach found a package that contained 21 pounds of marijuana and about two pounds of cocaine. The second call occurred two days later when another beachgoer found a large bundle containing almost 84 pounds of cocaine in front of a different building.
“I mean, it’s such a family-friendly beach, you wouldn’t hear of that or think that would happen out here,” said Nick Rodriguez, a beachgoer who was interviewed by the station. “That’s pretty crazy. It’s a lot.”
Orange Beach police are unsure where the drugs came from but are working with federal agencies in their investigation. The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Coast Guard are also involved.
"It's surprising for this area," said Chris Yancey, a Florida resident who lives in Pensacola. "It's not that kind of beach ... not along the normal lines I guess you would think so it's kind of shocking."