Woman wanted after hundreds of pounds of marijuana wash up on Florida beaches

Police are trying to track down this woman seen digging into a bale of marijuana that washed up on a Florida beach. (Photo: Flagler Co. Sheriff's Office.)
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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. (WTHR) - Police in Florida are trying to track down a woman caught on camera hugging a bale of marijuana that washed up on the beach.

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office on the state's Atlantic coast posted a photo of the woman on her knees in the sand, with one arm around the plastic-wrapped bale and one arm reaching inside.

The sheriff's department said in a release that packages of marijuana had been washing up on the beach in three Florida counties over two days last week. A woman called police and said several people were seen trying to open the packages.

Police in Flagler County recovered about 100 pounds of marijuana from the county's beaches last week. (Photo: Flagler County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)
Police in Flagler County recovered about 100 pounds of marijuana from the county's beaches last week. (Photo: Flagler County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)

One of those suspects, identified as Robert Kelley, told police he was holding the narcotics in his car until law enforcement arrived. Police found an 11-pound brick of marijuana wrapped in a beach towel in Kelley's trunk.

Robert Kelley (Photo: Flagler County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)
Robert Kelley (Photo: Flagler County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)

He was arrested for attempting to steal marijuana.

The sheriff's office said they have recovered about 100 pounds of marijuana that washed up on the county's beaches last week.

Police are asking anyone with information about the mystery marijuana woman to call them at 386-313-4911 or email tips@flaglersheriff.com.

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