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Authorities Issue Warning After People Fight Over Massive Bundles Of Weed Washing Up On Florida Beaches

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Hurricane Florence has been wreaking havoc on the east coast for the last several days. But one of the consequences of the storm was highly unexpected.


On Thursday, Flagler, St. Johns, and Volusia Counties in Florida were the sites of some high crime.

Somehow giant bundles of marijuana washed ashore beaches in these counties.

Many beach goers attempted to snatch some of the weed, causing calls to the authorities.

One woman called the Volusia County Sheriff's Department.

"We're at Jungle Hut (Park) and a huge bundle of drugs or something just washed up on the beach and there are people like fighting over it."

When asked how many people were there, she said,

"There's like seven or eight people out here and they're all like huddling up against it, and my dad's trying to take it so that you guys can have it all."

When authorities arrived, 61-year-old Robert Kelley told deputies that he was holding onto the marijuana until they arrived. However, he was blowing smoke as authorities found that he had stowed away an 11 pound brick of weed in the trunk of his car.

While medical marijuana is legal in Florida, recreational weed is not. Kelley has since been charged with possession of marijuana.

It is unclear where all the weed came from. Some speculate that the hurricane winds could have carried the bundles all the way from Puerto Rico. Other theories are that a boat carrying the drugs capsized or that they were from an airplane drop and the pickup boat missed the packages.

Watch CBS Miami's report of the highly mysterious green packages here:



Officials from Flagler County have retrieved approximately 100 pounds of marijuana over the last few days.


However, the 100 pounds doesn't even include the weed that was swiped by beach goers more successful than Robert Kelley.

One woman wearing a yellow bikini was caught on camera snatching some of the cannabis. Authorities are still trying to locate her.

The doobious packages have Twitter cracking some really bud jokes.












Could the packages be the answer to someone's Hail Mary (Jane)?

H/T: YouTube, National Post