A large amount of marijuana washed up on three North Carolina beaches during Tropical Storm Ana.
A couple walking on Atlantic Beach found a taped up brown package Sunday, May 10th and called police.
Atlantic Beach police say it was 5.6 kilograms of marijuana, or just over 12 pounds.
Police in Emerald Isle and Oak Island also had large quantities of marijuana wash up after the storm.
Oak Island Police say about 10 pounds washed up on Tuesday, May 12th.
Emerald Isle saw a smaller amount, with about 411 grams, or one brick of marijuana washing up. Emerald Isle Police say the packaging was consistent on all the wash ups.
Police say it was probably washed ashore during the storm and was likely in the water for a while because the package was covered in barnacles. Atlantic Beach Police say the marijuana was so saturated that it’s unlikely to determine where it came from exactly.
In Alabama, a man stumbled upon another 10 pound package that washed up on Orange Beach on Tuesday, May the 12th. Local media outlets say police valued that package at about $8,000.
Atlantic Beach, Oak Island, and Emerald Isle Police are aware of the package in Alabama.