Neptune Beach Police report large amount of marijuana washed ashore

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. — An unexpected item washed ashore Saturday morning on Neptune Beach, and it wasn’t even high tide.

Action News Jax learned from the Neptune Beach Police Department a different type of seaweed that washed up on their sands.

According to NBPD, a large amount of marijuana reportedly washed ashore along the shoreline near Florida Boulevard.


According to police, it appeared a large quantity likely broke open at sea and separated before coming ashore.

The Neptune Beach Police Department released an official statement on the discovery:

“Before anyone starts thinking about coming out and turning this discovery into your own treasure hunt, we would advise against it. After floating in the ocean for some time, the marijuana has quickly begun to degrade and rot,”

Officers were on the scene working with Public Works to clean the marijuana off the beach. The scene is now clear.

When you go to the beach, anything can wash ashore; but this isn’t what Brandon Bowman, a local resident expected.

“There was a couple of cop cars down here parked on the street, just parked down there I guess picking up nugs of weed that washed up from the water,” Brandon told Action News Jax.

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