PACKAGES OF COCAINE WORTH MORE THAN $100K WASH ASHORE ON WALTON COUNTY BEACHES
On April 3, 2023, Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach after a beachgoer found what appeared to be some type of narcotics.
The package was in a clear Ziploc bag wrapped in clear plastic. The package was confiscated and submitted into evidence for destruction.
Later the same day, deputies were called to the Gulfview Heights beach access about a suspicious package on the beach. The caller said the package appeared to be a brick of cocaine washed up on the shoreline and notified the lifeguard near Ed Walline beach access.
The package was wrapped in a bio bag and was black in color with a Yamaha logo sticker on the outside. The package was brought to the South Walton substation where it later tested positive for cocaine and submitted for destruction.
Tuesday morning, deputies were called to Grayton Beach State Park for a similar incident where they located another brick of cocaine wrapped with a different logo. The package was collected into evidence to be destroyed.
The Coast Guard has been notified of these incidents and our VICE/Narcotics Unit is also looking into these cases.
It’s not uncommon for Walton County Sheriff’s Office to be called to the beach for suspicious items washed ashore from the Gulf whether it be ordnance, drugs, or otherwise. WCSO encourages residents and visitors to IMMEDIATELY call (850)-892-8111 and not attempt to retrieve or open these items.