Lt. Trevor Shaffer of the Melbourne Police Department told Fox News Wednesday an officer was on foot patrol at Paradise Beach Park at around 8 a.m. the previous day when a beachgoer told the officer something suspicious had apparently washed ashore.
Shaffer said the officer investigated and found a package that looked like narcotics because of the way it had been wrapped.
The lieutenant said that tests determined the brick was filled with cocaine, which he called a “rare” discovery for the area. More than a kilogram of cocaine was in the package, with an estimated street value of between $35,000 and $45,000.
He said the cocaine will be destroyed unless investigators could figure out its source, link someone to the package, and make an arrest.
On Friday, police in Cocoa Beach said a beachgoer discovered a red duffle bag that contained 15 bricks of cocaine, worth between $300,000 and $450,000.
Sgt. Manny Hernandez of the Cocoa Beach Police Department told Fox News police took possession of the duffle bag and called on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a standard procedure when narcotics are involved.
Dorian spent much of Tuesday near Central Florida's Atlantic coast as a Category 2 storm after pummeling parts of the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane over the weekend. Dorian left widespread devastation in the Bahamas, killing at least 20 people.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.