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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The evidence disappeared. Toxicology results will be interesting.
If facts are as reported he is a definite Darwin Award winner — what a flippin’ dumb nut.
you’d think a kilo of drugs would sink.
and 90 minutes? no way. not unless he sampled it multiple times until it finally built to the break point.
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