In the latest episode of “Florida Man Strikes Again,” a beachgoer stumbled upon 20 bricks of cocaine washed up on the pristine white sands of Vero Beach. Talk about a treasure hunt gone wrong! I’ve been all over Florida to our many beaches. Everywhere from Fort Myers to Marco island and into Miami. I’ve see it all, but not this!
According to WFLA, U.S. Border Patrol officials said the bricks had a collective weight of 57 lbs. That’s one heavy load to carry, but it’s nothing compared to the weight of the legal trouble that comes with it.
The estimated street value of the drugs is nearly $700,000. That’s enough money to buy a beachfront mansion, a yacht, and a lifetime supply of sunscreen. But alas, it seems like the drug lords won’t be living the high life anytime soon.
𝑽𝒆𝒓𝒐 𝑩𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉, 𝑭𝑳: Over the weekend, a Good Sam. discovered 20 bricks (57 lbs) of cocaine washed-up on the beach. Local authorities responded & turned the drugs over to #BorderPatrol custody. The drugs have an estimated street value of nearly $700,000.#Florida #Monday pic.twitter.com/5l8TyJYWBA— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) April 24, 2023
Cocaine on Vero Beach:
One can only imagine what the beachgoer must have thought when they stumbled upon this unexpected surprise. Perhaps they were hoping to find a message in a bottle, a rare seashell, or even a lost treasure from a pirate ship. But instead, they got a whole lot of trouble.
It’s not every day that you find enough cocaine to supply a small country, and we can only imagine the chaos that ensued when the authorities arrived on the scene. But hey, at least the beachgoer can add “drug smuggler hunter” to their resume.
We can only hope that this discovery leads to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the illegal drug trade. And who knows, maybe the beachgoer will receive a hefty reward for their contribution to the fight against drugs.
In the meantime, let’s all take a moment to appreciate the absurdity of this situation. Only in Florida can you go to the beach and come back with a small fortune in drugs. It’s just another day in the life of the infamous “Florida Man.”