ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (WFLA) – Authorities say a Florida beachgoer has found more than two pounds of cocaine floating in waters at a state park along the Gulf Coast.
Charlotte County Sheriff’s officials say the suspicious package was spotted Saturday at Don Pedro State Park in Englewood, part of a chain of barrier islands extending along the coast.
When officials investigated, they discovered the package contained 2.58 lbs. of a white powdery substance which tested positive for cocaine.
Sheriff Bill Prummell commended the beachgoer for alerting authorities to the suspicious package. “It is because of people like this, where dangerous substances do not fall into curious hands. We would clearly like to remind all citizens that ‘If you see something, say something,’” the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.