Family on SC vacation pulls 44 pounds of cocaine from ocean
FRIPP ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - A family visiting South Carolina fished a big package from the ocean, took it to their rental home and opened it up, finding about 44 pounds of cocaine.
Beaufort County Sheriff's Maj. Bob Bromage told news outlets Monday that the family was walking along Fripp Island when they spotted the trash bag-wrapped package floating in the water. They dragged it onto the beach and lugged it to their rental in a golf cart, later slicing it open to discover bricks of white powder. At that point, they figured they'd better call police.
Authorities assessed the cocaine's value at more than $600,000. Officials are working to determine its origin.
Bromage said narcotics don't frequently wash up in the county. He thinks Hurricane Dorian may have pushed it ashore.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Survivor Series: After beating breast cancer, woman now helping others do the...
Family-owned antique shop re-opens in time for Denham Springs Fall Festival after...
Early voting for upcoming election starts September 30
LSU students working on Library of Congress project to share Veteran's stories
Pennington Biomedical launches major fundraising campaign