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Jogger finds 25 bricks of cocaine on Galveston beach
HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Aug. 3, 2011 | HARVEY RICE

Posted on 08/03/2011 10:45:58 AM PDT by humblegunner

GALVESTON — A jogger on Galveston Island discovered a bag in the surf Tuesday containing 25 bricks of cocaine with an estimated street value of $2 million.

The jogger, whose name police are withholding, discovered the bag about 9:30 a.m. near Indian Beach, police spokesman Cpt. Jeff Heyse said.

He lugged the heavy bag to his residence and slashed it open to find 25 bricks of cocaine, each weighing 1 kilogram or 2.2 pounds, bundled in plastic wrap and rubber, Heyse said.

Recognizing the packages as cocaine from television programs, the jogger phoned police, Heyse said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: coke; galveston
The guy turned in two million dollars worth of stuff.

I hope he got a free hat or a t-shirt or something.

1 posted on 08/03/2011 10:46:06 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Don’t go to the beach tomorrow.

It is going to be crowded.


2 posted on 08/03/2011 10:49:34 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: humblegunner

found it on the beach.. lol bs.


3 posted on 08/03/2011 10:52:14 AM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: humblegunner

Mostly, he didn’t get dead or arrested....

It’s tough finding a streetcorner to break into that business....as the locals are rather territorial....

Now, if he’d found the bag with the other end of that deal....$$$$$.....that requires much thought....
Starting with “who saw me drag this home?”


4 posted on 08/03/2011 10:53:39 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: rokkitapps

Right. He is jogging along, sees trash in the surf, drags home a plus-fifty pound bag? Color me skeptical.


5 posted on 08/03/2011 10:55:02 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: rokkitapps

It happened to me 20 years ago in FL, only it was a bail of weed. (and very soggy)
Another couple found 2 more and had called beach patrol.


6 posted on 08/03/2011 10:55:49 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: G Larry

Dragging a big bag of money home would be the first mistake.

You drag it somewhere else secure and secluded and bury it.

Then lay low for awhile.


7 posted on 08/03/2011 10:56:17 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: humblegunner
I suppose that this Miami, FL story is unrelated, but it makes you wonder...
8 posted on 08/03/2011 10:58:38 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: humblegunner

In England they’d arrest you for possession. The law is the law.


9 posted on 08/03/2011 10:58:43 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: humblegunner

Candygram....

10 posted on 08/03/2011 10:58:43 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: humblegunner

He’s probably lucky he didn’t get busted for something. I sure as heck am not going to call the cops into my house telling them I have 25 kilos of cocaine. Cop: “Hey what do you have all those guns for? You better sit in the squad car while we search the rest of your house.”

I think I would dump it and let some other poor schmuck find it. Don’t forget what happened to the 11 year old girl who rescued the woodpecker.


11 posted on 08/03/2011 10:59:34 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: humblegunner
Bales of Cocaine by the Reverend Horton Heat

Well, I was workin' on my farm 'bout 1982,
Pullin' up some corn and a little carrot, too
When two low-flying aeroplanes, 'bout a hundred feet high
Dropped a bunch o' bales o' somethin', some hit me in the eye...

So I cut a bale open, an' man was I surprised
Bunch o' large sized baggies, with big white rocks inside
So I took a little sample to my crazy brother Joe
He sniffed it up and kicked his heels, said, "Horton, that's some blow!"

Bales of cocaine, fallin' from low-flyin' plane
I don't know who done dropped 'em, but I thank 'em just the same
Bales of cocaine, fallin' like the pourin' rain
My life changed completely by the low-flyin' planes

So I loaded up them bales in my pick-em-up truck,
Headed west for Dallas, where I would try my luck
I didn't have a notion if I could sell 'em there,
But, thirty minutes later, I was a millionaire...

And now I am a rich man, but I'm still a farmer, too
But I sold my farm in Texas, bought a farm down in Peru
And when get so homesick, I think I'm goin' insane,
I travel back to Texas in a low-flyin' plane...

12 posted on 08/03/2011 11:00:04 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: humblegunner

I hate drug dealers — they use the metric system.


13 posted on 08/03/2011 11:00:20 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: G Larry
It’s tough finding a streetcorner to break into that business.

You're thinking retail.

With a quantity like fifty pounds, you go wholesale.

I saw it on TV.

14 posted on 08/03/2011 11:02:12 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner
More likely, he found 30 bricks and reported finding 25 bricks.
15 posted on 08/03/2011 11:02:35 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: Born to Conserve
I hate drug dealers — they use the metric system.

Insidious bastages.

16 posted on 08/03/2011 11:05:20 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

I would’ve stashed it with my SHTF gear. That could come in handy in the event of a complete break down of law and order.


17 posted on 08/03/2011 11:05:20 AM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre
That could come in handy in the event of a complete break down of law and order.

Just like liquor.

Gold and silver, yes, thanks Glenn Beck, but there are
some other things that would have great value if-and-when.

18 posted on 08/03/2011 11:08:10 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Good post.


19 posted on 08/03/2011 11:10:55 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire but I swear I didn't see him in the rearview mirror.)
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To: humblegunner
some other things that would have great value if-and-when.

like brass and lead. also i'd think antibiotics, and other common medicines.
20 posted on 08/03/2011 11:15:53 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: G Larry

Yea square grouper was everywhere years back, bait for public to unload somewhere else, same with kilos of cocaine, one guy found a kilo, and saw it had become wet, sipped the liquid and died many years ago... Odds are it was misthrown one boat to another, but he should be paranoid, could have some of ohbammas booted thugs looking for their lost kilo..


21 posted on 08/03/2011 11:17:17 AM PDT by aces
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL!!! “Its your lucky day”.


22 posted on 08/03/2011 11:19:50 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: rokkitapps

Who are they kidding....This was part of a sting....kinda like running guns...


23 posted on 08/03/2011 11:20:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: absolootezer0

Yep, exactly so.


24 posted on 08/03/2011 11:23:31 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner
I hope he got a free hat or a t-shirt or something.

Or bullet proof vest just in case the owners come looking for their 30 bricks of cocaine.

25 posted on 08/03/2011 11:43:13 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: humblegunner

I heard a financial expert just today suggest we should all invest in precious metals. 3 to be exact.

Gold. Silver.

And Lead.


26 posted on 08/03/2011 11:46:11 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it)
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27 posted on 08/03/2011 11:47:01 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: humblegunner

BS! He found 28 and only turned in 25....


28 posted on 08/03/2011 11:51:17 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: humblegunner

Two brothers found some blow floating off Marathon Key. One of them deicied to test pilot and ended up dayed.
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/07/29/cocaine-snack-may-be-to-blame-for-keys-fishermans-death/


29 posted on 08/03/2011 11:53:06 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Pharmaceuticals and liquor would hurt either.

And coffee, since we’re talking about it.


30 posted on 08/03/2011 11:54:12 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

The 25 that were heat & water damaged....


31 posted on 08/03/2011 11:55:17 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

“Wouldn’t”, Johnny.

Pay attention.


32 posted on 08/03/2011 11:56:07 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: wxgesr

deicied = decided

Attention to detail shipmate!


33 posted on 08/03/2011 11:58:26 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: T. Jefferson

Should have bought a Delorean franchise with it.


34 posted on 08/03/2011 12:14:51 PM PDT by T. Jefferson (Batton down the hatches, full speed in reverse)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL! My favorite, all-time greatest bad guy in the movies.


35 posted on 08/03/2011 12:27:13 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: G Larry
It happened to me 20 years ago in FL, only it was a bail of weed. (and very soggy) Another couple found 2 more and had called beach patrol.

Seaweed I remember those days. Florida was crazy in the 70's/80's.

Kirbdog

36 posted on 08/03/2011 12:51:21 PM PDT by KirbDog
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To: T. Jefferson

“Should have bought a Delorean franchise with it.”


You have a good memory. :)


37 posted on 08/03/2011 12:53:50 PM PDT by RCFlyer
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To: KirbDog
Seaweed I remember those days. Florida was crazy in the 70's/80's.

It never stopped being crazy, but in different ways perhaps.

38 posted on 08/03/2011 1:00:18 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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