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St. Lucie County deputies find 57 pounds of cocaine floating near Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

Posted: 7:07 PM, Mar 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-20 23:42:02-04
St. Lucie County deputies on March 20, 2019, found 57 pounds of cocaine floating in the water at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park on North A1A.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies in St. Lucie County responded to a report of a suspicious package Wednesday and found a large amount of cocaine.

In a Facebook post, the sheriff's office said they responded to the Fort Pierce Inlet State Park on North A1A for a package floating in the water.

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When they arrived, deputies found 57 pounds of cocaine wrapped in plastic and rope.

The sheriff's office did not offer any other details regarding the incident, so the origin of the package remains unknown

In similar cases where cocaine or marijuana is found on the water, law enforcement agencies often transfer the illegal narcotics to federal authorities.