|Broward County Sheriff’s Office|
|Bricks of marijuana washed up on a south Florida beach Friday morning.|
Shades of the 1970s! It’s Square Grouper time again in Florida, as bricks of soggy marijuana are once again washing up on the shore of Miami suburb Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Friday morning.
Witnesses saw one man, later identified as Reginaldo Azevedo, pick up one of the bricks of cannabis near Commercial Boulevard and start walking quickly north on Ocean Boulevard, reports Anna Edgerton at The Miami Herald.
A cop who was nearby yelled at Azevedo to stop, but he took off running north up Ocean Boulevard. He made it about five blocks before he threw the marijuana in the sand dunes and “started doing exercises.” Yeah, that’s what the police report says.
Azevedo was busted for possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence. Broward Sheriff’s spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said he was not the intended recipient of the package.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office claimed the four 15-pound bricks of marijuana recovered were worth between $50,000 and $75,000.