Cocaine washes up on Florida beach as Hurricane Dorian approaches

Thursday, 05 Sep, 2019

This GOES-16, GeoColor satellite image taken Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at 17:10 UTC and provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Dorian moving off the east coast of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean.

A Melbourne police officer conducting a foot patrol on Paradise Beach was flagged down by a beach reveler who reported a suspicious looking package had washed ashore.

According to Florida Today, Cocoa Beach police said a duffel bag stuffed with 15 kilos of cocaine washed ashore Friday, several days before the brick was discovered in Melbourne.

Police say more suspicious packages might come onshore following the bad weather and are asking beachgoers not to touch them to avoid overdose.

But its powerful waves also brought cocaine to two beaches in Florida.

Dorian is heading north northeast at about eight miles an hour almost parallel to the coast about 100 miles east of Daytona Beach, according to WESH-TV.

The storm left the Bahamas absolutely decimated after parking over the islands for 40 hours and pounding them with ferocious winds and surging seawaters that destroyed thousands of homes and left at least seven people dead.

Weird things wash up on beaches all the time.

"We don't know if the incident and drug recovery in Melbourne was related to what we found in Cocoa Beach", he said.

"There were 15 bricks of cocaine found in that duffel bag", Hernandez told Newsweek.

The storm left more than 1,600 customers without power in Brevard County and Cocoa Beach Wednesday morning.