Pot bust: Fish store gets fishy delivery

21 pounds of pot sent

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A fish store owner on the Treasure Coast found himself at the receiving end of a fishy delivery.

The man was expecting a shipment of eight fish tanks Monday to his store on US 1 in Fort Pierce. Instead, he found three large, square-shaped bricks of marijuana that were wrapped in plastic and stuffed inside a Tupperware container.

Detectives estimate the pot weighs about 21 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $30,000.
Police say it will be a tough case to crack.

"First of all you have to determine where it came from.  Then you have to determine actually who sent it.  We're happy right now because we have the marijuana off the streets," said Sgt. Dennis McWilliams with the Fort Pierce Police Department.

McWIlliams said this was likely the largest pot discovery this year in the city.  The store owner did not want to talk about the unexpected delivery.

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