Skip to comments.Fisherman Dies After Sampling Possible Brick of Cocaine Found Floating in Keys
Posted on 08/02/2011 8:23:48 PM PDT by perfect stranger
A Merrit Island fisherman died in a South Miami hospital on Thursday after sampling what may have been a brick of cocaine he found floating offshore in the Keys, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
Thomas Swindal, 53, was fishing with his brother near Marathon on Wednesday when they came across what appeared to be a kilo of cocaine floating in the water.
The pair discussed what to do with it, Kenneth Swindal told authorities, and shortly stored it in the bait well of their boat and resumed fishing.
Minutes later, Kenneth Swindal said, he saw his brother open the package and sample the contents.
Thomas Swindal began acting strangely about 90 minutes later, according to his brother, running around the boat and tossing vital equipment overboard including a VHF radio and cell phone.
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Cocaine, it’s a helluva drug—Rick James.
Note to self: Don’t sample anything found floating in the sea.
I relay on my personal physician when dealing with pure, pharmaceutical quality stuff.
What if it’s a fish?
Mighty convenient especially if you're out to bump off someone.
Well, if it's floating it's probably dead already and had some funky disease.
Stuff was probably 100 times the strength of the final street product.
Mighty convenient especially if you’re out to bump off someone.-——————————
my thoughts as well.
This is Florida. There has to be a much stranger twist that no one in their right mind would ever imagine.
90 minutes later? Don’t sound right.
LOL, The guy snorted powder!
Could have been anything.
When you turn something you found into the cops and nobody claims it you get to keep it after 90 days right?
Do not snort chit that you find floating in the ocean.
Could be OXYCLEAN. That is some powerful stuff. Bill Mayes RIP.
Wow man! That’s some Killer stuff, dude!
I was thinking the same thing. 90 mins for a reaction off of uncut stuff? Not happening, even if he was a hard core user.
This is a fishy fish story.
“Note to self: Dont sample anything found floating in the sea.”
My retired cop buddy laughs every time he sees a TV cop taste test a bag of suspected drugs to identify it. How does he know it isn’t cyanide or anthrax?
Say hello to my leeetle friend...
We call it square grouper. It frequently washes ashore.
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