Kilo's of Cocaine Wash Up on Beaches

Kilo's of Cocaine Wash Up on Beaches

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GULF SHORES, Alabama -

You never know what's going to wash up on the beaches of Baldwin county and lately it's been more than just sand and seashells. 

"This was just the way it was packaged." Two point two pounds of trouble, all tightly bundled, just sticking out of the sand.

"Two couples just walking on the beach near the saltwater pavilion walked up on what they suspected to be a kilo of cocaine," says Sgt. Jason Woodruff with Gulf Shores police. "And it turned out to be that's what it was."

Wrapped in layers of plastic, garbage bags and an inner-tube type material it's the second kilo of cocaine to wash up in the Gulf Shores area this year. But it's not the only one this week.

Back on the beach and little further west some beachgoers discovered another kilo of cocaine washing ashore near Morgan Trace.

"I don't think it's coincidental that Gulf Shores recovered one too." Major Anthony Lowery believes the two kilos are connected. "Cocaine wasn't grown in the Lillian swamp. This got here because of an organized criminal element probably South America. It's real that drugs are here"

Finding where it came from will be nearly impossible. "It's important to see if there is anything we can do to find more cocaine or prevent this from coming into Baldwin county," says Lowery.

Forensic testing will try and determine the purity and any other identifying features of the drug.

Authorities say it's not unusual for drugs to wash up on the beach it just doesn't happen that often.

The street value of the two kilo's of cocaine is estimated at about 60 thousand dollars.

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