VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Imagine enjoying a nice walk along the beach, only to find an illegal substance washed ashore. That’s been a reality for several people in Florida this month. Several news agencies have reported that three bundles of cocaine have appeared on Volusia County beaches in less than a week. Between June 1 and June 6, more than six pounds of cocaine washed ashore on Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach.
“We went to our normal spot and went and walked the beach. It was just typical,” Lauren Becan told Click Orlando. “Looking down for stuff and there’s this black, book-type thing just on the shore. It was just sitting on the shore, not even in the waves.”
Authorities believe they were dropped from 30,000 feet by drug traffickers. Click Orlando says that it’s part of an uptick in sheriff’s offices across the state reporting washed-up drugs.
Earlier this year the Walton County Sheriff’s Office said that three cocaine packages had washed ashore on three different areas of beach. The packages were worth more than $100,000.