Man arrested while trying to take marijuana that washed up on Florida Beach

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on September 15, 2018.

Flagler County Sheriff's Officer arrested a Florida man while he was trying to take marijuana that had washed ashore on the beach.

According to reports, authorities went to Jungle Hut Park after getting a call about marijuana washing up on the beach on Thursday morning.

The caller also said that she saw Robert Kelley, 61, of Palm Coast, Florida, trying to take some of the packages of marijuana – and other people were reportedly trying to do the same.

After reaching the beach, the deputies found Kelley attempting to open the packaging and carry them after finding marijuana in it.

When questioned about his activities, Kelley told the deputies he had taken the pot and was keeping it in his car and was waiting for the arrival of law enforcement officers.

Later, the officials found an 11-pound brick of marijuana inside the vehicle that had been wrapped in a brown beach towel following which Kelley was arrested for possession of marijuana over 20 grams.

Post his arrest, Kelley is at the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility under $2,500 bond.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection, meanwhile, is continuing the investigation after getting the recovered marijuana from the deputies.

The deputies said that they have recovered about 100 pounds of marijuana that has washed up on beaches in Flagler County during the past two days.

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