Since Hurricane Florence hit last week, giant bags of marijuana have been washing up on different parts of the Floridian shore. Each bag is unmarked and contains individually wrapped five-kilo bricks of weed that authorities assume belong to an airplane drop that went awry or a boat that lost its cargo amidst the storm.
The Washington Post reports that residents of Daytona Beach have been facing a conundrum. While some want to take the miraculous and untraceable marijuana packets for themselves, others are concerned about the authorities. As documented in one 911 call, a woman told the operator that, “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. 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.”
While medical marijuana is legal in Florida its recreational use is still illegal, meaning that people who took marijuana from the spot would be charged with possession.
According to Flagler County officials, the police have managed to recover over 100 pounds of marijuana in the last couple of days. They all probably belong to the same shipment but there’s no way of knowing why they ended up floating in the sea. “There’s a plethora of possibilities,” says St. Johns Commander Chuck Mulligan.
To all the residents of Florida who thought that luck was on their side for once and decided to take a brick of weed home, authorities warn that the missing marijuana packets are all being looked for and ask that you strongly consider if free weed is worth a trip to the “Green Roof Inn.” We assume that means prison.