The Matagorda Co. Sherriff’s Office have issued a warning to the public.
When it rains it snows. These past weeks 50 kilos worth, 0r 100 pounds, of what authorities believe to be cocaine have washed ashore Matagorda County beaches.
The local sheriff office reported that the first bundle of cocaine washed ashore Matagorda Beach on Sunday, May 16. They have since warned locals not to touch or handle it but instead call law enforcement.
“Once the package is wet, the substance inside could become liquid form and leak. Exposure to skin could cause illness or death,” the warning from the sheriff’s office reads.
In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office stated that its contents could contain “anything from marijuana to fentanyl.”
On May 21, another package rolled on to Sargent Beach.
After discovering the drug bundles, authorities processed them before placing them in evidence to be later disposed.
At this moment, authorities are unsure as to where the cocaine-enclosed packages are coming from but are now working in coordination with the US Coast Guard and Houston’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in the investigation.
The Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office have warned that anyone in possession of such packages could “be charged for the criminal charge of Possession.”