Many lbs of coke wash ashore.
Eighty pounds of cocaine worth about $1.5 million washed up near a state park, and officials are trying to track down its origin, said the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.
Navarre Beach State Park workers found a bale of about 28 bricks of cocaine wrapped in plastic and burlap, officials said.
The cocaine is 90 percent pure, and its street value could be higher if it was "cut" and resold, said sheriff's Deputy Jerry Henderson.
Though the cocaine was found Saturday, sheriff's officials waited several days to announce the discovery to ensure other no other bales were nearby and prevent the public from hunting for more floating drugs, Henderson said.
A smaller amount of cocaine - about 4 pounds - was found in Louisiana, said Plaquemines Parish sheriff's Maj. John Marie.
Traffickers may have dumped the drugs overboard when stopped by federal authorities at sea, Marie speculated.
Why can't I be the one to find a bale of cocaine floating in the water?! Damn I seriously need to move down to Florida or something.heh
This also goes to prove that all coke first entering the US has been cut one time and the quality is no better than 90% pure.
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