Galveston Jogger Finds 55 Pounds of Cocaine on Beach

drugs worth an estimated $2M, police say

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011  |  Updated 10:52 AM CDT
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Jogger Finds 55 Pounds of Cocaine on Beach

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Police say a jogger on a Southeast Texas beach has found a burlap bag containing 55 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $2 million, police say.

Galveston police Capt. Jeff Heyse said the man was running on Indian Beach when he noticed the sack along the water.

The Galveston County Daily News reported Wednesday that the man, whose name hasn't been released, was unable to open the sealed bag so he took it home. Heyse said the man then cut through the packaging and discovered 25 bricks.

He contacted police, who determined the packets, discovered Monday morning, contained cocaine.

Heyse said the bag was probably dropped from a boat and it's not the first time that cocaine has washed up on the beach.

Federal authorities could analyze the cocaine to try to determine the origin.

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