Melbourne Woman Discovers 50 Pounds Of Cocaine On Beach

Woman finds large package of cocaine on Melbourne beach.
Woman finds large package of cocaine on Melbourne beach.

MELBOURNE, Florida – A woman walking the beach in Melbourne spotted a package with about 50 pounds of cocaine, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Melbourne woman alerted deputies Friday morning while still on the beach. Another man said, “everything is washing ashore.”

The 23 kilograms, about 50 pounds, washed ashore just south of Melbourne Beach where Hurricane Irma washed a sailboat ashore.

Brevard County investigators are still trying to figure out where the cocaine came from.

The special investigations unit was called out to the Melbourne Beach location to retrieve the package near the 3000 block of A1A.

There aren’t any other reports of cocaine washing ashore anywhere else in Brevard or Indian River Counties.

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Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980’s. Andy has owned a computer business, been a software programmer, and has worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to the area in 2002. Andy is also the Editor-in-Chief for Sebastian Daily.