On Friday, four 15-pound bundles of marijuana were found washed up on the beach in Laudedale-by-the-Sea, Florida, just north of Anglin’s Pier.
Narcotics detectives estimate that the marijuana bundles were worth approximately $50,000 before they became waterlogged.
While police have not discovered who is responsible for the marijuana, they did arrest Reginaldo Siquiera Azevedo, who was charged with evidence tampering and possession of a controlled substance after he was seen picking up one of the marijuana packages off of the beach.
After a witness alerted police of Azevedo’s activities, police chased him down and saw him throw the marijuana onto a sand dune. He tried to act as though he was just another beach-goer, but eventually admitted to officer Carlos Gutierrez that he had taken the package.
Broward sheriff’s spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright told reporters that, “We’re investigating and are asking anyone with information to call Broward Crime Stoppers.” The Crime Stoppers line can be reached at 954-356-4233.