Posted: Oct 12, 2012 5:48 PM by Rachel Cole - email@example.com
Updated: Oct 12, 2012 6:40 PM
PORT ARANASAS -- A resident walking along the beach found a package of drugs that washed
ashore Friday morning. Officers said it's the third package that's washed up in the area in the last three months.
A citizen that hit the beach, found more than just shells and sand. Police said he spotted a 10 pound
bundle of marijuana. Detective Michael Hannon said, these types of packages have been popping up periodically.
"We did have one in September and then this one," Detective Hannon said.
The third package mentioned had washed up on the National Seashore but is being stored in Port Aransas with the two others.
Officers said the bundles vary in size and because of the condition they're in, it's difficult to determine their cash value.
"The weight is hard to determine because these packages take on water so the weight of the drugs is not accurate," Detective Hannon said. "This stuff gets water logged and it stinks."
However, police said the stinky bundles aren't a threat to locals but if they do spot one they should call their local law enforcement agency.
"Citizen doesn't know what's inside, we don't know what's inside, until we analyze it and can get it to an agency that will investigate it properly,"
The packages are being stored in Port Aransas but will be turned over to Customs and Border Patrol for further investigation.
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