According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, a man walking with his family on Fripp Island spotted an unknown object floating in the water and retrieved it.
Authorities say the man discovered 20 bricks of cocaine and called deputies. BCSO officials said the street value of the drugs found is around $600,000.
He then retrieved the item from the water to get a closer look, then placed it onto the family’s golf cart to transport it to their vacation house.
When he opened the package he saw several bricks of an unknown item, a report states. He told investigators he then cut one of the bricks with a knife and reported seeing a white powdery substance. Deputies say the man then immediately called law enforcement.