Hurricane Florence causes more than 100 pounds of marijuana to wash ashore

- Hurricane Florence is churning up more than just great waves at Flagler Beach. Between Wednesday and Thursday morning alone, more than 100 pounds of marijuana has washed ashore.

Sheriff Rick Staly says that some people tried to getaway with the marijuana. He says that "we made one arrest so far. We have video and photo of other people who have stolen it."

Robert Kelley told police that he was holding onto some of it until police arrived. The sheriff says they found 11 pounds of it in his truck. 

Deputies do not think he is the only one, though. The department is releasing pictures of the buoyant bud floating in the water and once on shore, Sheriff Staly says some beach goers started digging for a doobie.

Sheriff Staly says that "if you think you are coming for free marijuana, you will end up in my hotel and you're going to be charged with a felony."

For those who got away it, Sheriff Staly says that it's better you give up the grass. He says you shouldn't "ruin your life thinking that you're going to get a free high and find this weed floating around out in the ocean because we rae going to do everything we can to recover it and put you in jail."

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