45 pounds of heroin wash ashore near Pelican Island preserve
Indian River, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- The Indian River County Sheriff has reported that 45 pounds of heroin washed ashore near Pelican Island preserve.
” A drug dealer is missing 45 pounds of heroin after a garbage bag washed up near Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.” They said.
The drugs were spotted by a passerby on Thursday, who notified Sheriff’s Office.
Dep. Ron Adamson and Federal Wildlife Officer Brian Bushnell responded and took the drugs into custody. U.S. Border Patrol was notified and will pick up the heroin.
Dep. Adamson said the drugs were in a 35-gallon trash bag and wrapped in burlap. The packaging was not intended for water.
He said it’s possible the drug-runner threw it overboard or that whatever watercraft was being used to transport it took on water.
Dep. Adamson said there were no nearby reports of boats going under.