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A brick of cocaine washed ashore on a Florida beach as Hurricane Dorian made its way up the coast, authorities said.
Melbourne police spokeswoman Cheryl Mall said a beachgoer found the package at Paradise Beach Park around 8 a.m. Tuesday and alerted an officer.
The package was “wrapped in a way that was consistent with narcotics,” Mall said. When it was tested, it was found to be a kilo of cocaine.
Police don’t know where the brick came from but said it would be destroyed. Officials said another 25 bricks washed ashore at Cocoa Beach.
Dorian spent much of Tuesday spinning parallel to Florida’s East Coast as a Category 2 hurricane.