Narcotics task force finds kilo of cocaine on beach, discourages public from 'dope hunting' at beach

BEAUMONT - After receiving a tip that drugs had been found on the beach deputies and officers with the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force swept the beach and scored a kilo of cocaine.

They are strongly discouraging the public from dope hunting along Southeast Texas beaches but encourage anyone who might stumble across any drugs to call the sheriff's office according to a release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

From the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office...

The Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force received word about kilos of cocaine and bundles of marijuana being found along the beach.

On 06/30/2017, the Task Force coordinated a sweep of the beach in Jefferson County in an effort to locate and collect any other possible bundles that may have washed up on the beach prior to the holiday weekend.

Narcotics Task Force Detectives along with Detectives from Beaumont Police Department Narcotics Unit searched the beach on ATVs as the Sheriff’s Aviation Unit scanned the beach from the air.

At this time, one bundle of cocaine was located approximately 4 miles from High Island, was collected and being processed by US Coast Guard.

The Sheriff’s Office discourages people from dope hunting at the beach, but if you do come across any bundles on the beach that you think may be drugs please call the Sheriff’s Office.

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