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Let Us Congratulate These Florida Cops for Keeping 11 Pounds of Weed Off the Streets

Well done, officers.

|||Mykyta Starychenko/Dreamstime.comMykyta Starychenko/Dreamstime.comRoughly 100 pounds of cannabis mysteriously washed up on the shores of several Florida beaches last week. One Florida beach-comber who stumbled on a package of pot is now facing felony charges and enduring the righteous glee of a local sheriff's office.

While visiting Jungle Hut Park in Flagler County on Thursday, Robert Kelley and others came across a package of cannabis and put it in his car. Unbeknownst to Kelley, an onlooker had already contacted the Flagler County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) to describe Kelley and his loot.

When authorities arrived, Kelley claimed he was waiting for them to arrive to turn it over. When asked why he didn't call authorities, he said he was unsure of whether or not they would arrive.

The interaction ended with Kelley being arrested and charged with felony possession of over 20 grams.

A Facebook post from FCSO about the arrest accused Kelley of stealing, even though he was not charged with such according to their very own arrest report. After sharing the picture of another suspect in another post, some users wondered if the accusation of stealing was accurate, considering the owners of the package had not yet come forward.

FCSO's praise for the arrest did not end on Facebook. Sheriff Rick Staly also released a statement with a snarky warning to anyone daring a "trip to the Green Roof Inn."

"This is another great example of 'See Something, Say Something,'" Staly wrote. "This guy tried to take advantage of a situation and it completely back fired on him. Now, thanks to the joint effort of our citizen's watchful eyes and good police work these narcotics are off the streets. To anyone thinking they can take advantage of marijuana washing up on shore I have a warning for you. Is it worth a trip to the Green Roof Inn charged with a felony just for some 'free' weed?"

Thanks to the "joint effort of...citizen's watchful eyes and good police work," a man who only briefly held onto a substance that is currently legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., has been charged with a felony, which could result in five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Flagler County residents, meanwhile, can sleep soundly this week knowing that a hardened beach-comber is off the streets.

Photo Credit: Mykyta Starychenko/Dreamstime.com

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  • OverWandersTelcon-tarian||

    "This is another great example of 'See Something, Say Something,'"

    You got that right, you smarmy little cunt.

  • OverWandersTelcon-tarian||

    Improving my mood somewhat: I refresh this article, and what advertisement do I get at the bottom of the page?

    "You Could Be An FBI Special Agent! Apply Now"

    So I don't think Google's algorithms have quite reached Skynet/Matrix-level omniscience, yet, at least. So we have that going for us, which is nice.

  • ||

    When authorities arrived, Kelley claimed he was waiting for them to arrive to turn it over. When asked why he didn't call authorities, he said he was unsure of whether or not they would arrive.

    Not that the guy deserves to go to jail but C'MON!

  • ||

    Although, I'd suppose that if I smoked 89 lbs. of weed between the time I picked it up off the beach and the time the cops arrived, I'd probably have trouble coming up with a good excuse too.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Pretty much every person in this story, with the possible exception of the poor schmuck who found the package of weed, is a complete asshole. And he may be too depending on if he was planning on bogarting that entire 11 lbs worth of weed.

  • Uncle Jay||

    They're assholes.
    They should've given it to the poor and the oppressed.

  • cluskillz||

    And then arrest them for possession of marijuana? Brilliant!

    You'll be police chief in no time with that kind of thinking!

  • Uncle Jay||

    You may want to look the word "sarcasm" in the dictionary.

  • jkj||

    Pot. Meet kettle

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Remember that sheriffs are an unholy mix of politician and law enforcement. They usually tend toward self aggrandizement.

  • AustinRoth||

    11 lbs for personal use makes sense. I roll big joints, man!

  • OverWandersTelcon-tarian||

  • Dillinger||

    Hoochies can hit but they know they got to pitch in,
    Then I roll a joint that's longer than your extension.

    ~Luniz

  • Dillinger||

    "possession" wtf

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Unbeknownst to Kelley, an onlooker had already contacted the Flagler County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) to describe Kelley and his loot.

    So see-something-say-something seems to be working well.

  • Tony||

    Unbeknownst to Kelley, an onlooker a busybody cunt had already contacted the Flagler County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) to describe Kelley and his loot.
    Is it worth a trip to the Green Roof Inn charged with a felony just for some 'free' weed?

    They love saying things like this. Is it worth going to a terrifying hellhole to be traumatized for life just for... [something that shouldn't be illegal]? No, genius pig, it's not. Good observation.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall has said the arrest was delayed because the Texas Rangers, who took charge of the investigation, wanted more time.

    This could be re-written as The Police Union interfered with the arrest because they wanted more time. But sure. Another narrative I'll run with.

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    Uhhh Dallas, FL? Florida Rangers?

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Wrong thread. Gotta be careful when you have multiple tabs open.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    My union protects me from not reading articles before commenting and posting in wrong threads. So if you think I'm going to stop, think again.

  • Dillinger||

    adds challenge

  • Don't look at me.||

    It was a joint effort. Ha!

  • dangfitz||

    I see a police state.

  • dangfitz||

    Not to mention future employment. I had a guy go through all of the interviews at Amazon, and when I went to hire him, he failed the background check because he had sold a couple of grams of pot and got caught (he was a young black man - young caucasians don't get caught quite so much). It was a binary thing: because he failed the background check, I couldn't hire him, even though I wanted to.

  • ||

    OK. 100 lbs. washed up on shore, he was in possession of 11, where did the other 89 lbs. go?

  • Longtobefree||

    Asset forfeiture?

  • IceTrey||

    5 years in jail is going to cost the taxpayers what, 150 grand? For weed.

  • Conchfritters||

    For a plant that grows in all 50 States.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    Drug warriors are despicable people who voluntarily advance paltry, authoritarian ugliness. Every one of them deserves the scorn of honorable people.

    Their parents failed. Their children deserve sympathy.

    The day when America's liberal-libertarian alliance puts every drug warrior to the street, forcing the lowlifes to try to arrange decent livelihoods, will be a great day for America.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    People who support the drug war also are substandard people who deserve as much opprobrium as their betters can muster.

  • SIV||

    Tear down the FDR statues and memorials.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    This is enough to keep him off Rushmore.

    Which also keeps the spot ready for Obama, after 20 years on the Supreme Court.

  • Don't look at me.||

    Now that's some funny shit!

  • Morbo||

    Ok, now I know you're a parody. You were doing a good job, but you took it just a bit too far.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    Part of the minority of Americans who do not have a favorable opinion of former Pres. Obama?

    Most of those people are just downscale bigots, the kind who voted for Trump, but maybe you are among the few who are not racist losers.

  • SIV||

    "Save the Bales"

  • SIV||

    It's quaint that pressed bricks/bales of marijuana still wash up on Florida beaches.

  • Conchfritters||

    Flagler County residents, meanwhile, can sleep soundly this week knowing that a hardened beach-comber is off the streets.

    Or by smoking some dank nugs, which also help sound sleep.

  • What's that smell?||

    Now that these folks have been named and video of them released the rightful owners of the 100 lbs will come looking for them. And I don't think they'll be as "nice" as the cops.

  • Agammamon||

    You've watched 'No Country . . . ' too many times Anton Chigur isn't real. And you think there's only *one* group who lost 100 pounds of weed off the coast of Florida *this week*?

  • Ken Shultz||

    OT:

    Ford is demanding a full law enforcement investigation of Kavanaugh before she testifies before the senate panel on Monday.

    "Kavanaugh Accuser Wants 'Full Investigation' Before Any Senate Hearing"

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/ka.....1537319657

    It's all about delay.

    The Republicans should have stuck to the scheduled vote on Thursday.

  • Tony||

    Plenty of reasons to delay: determine the moral character of a man who will be making important decisions that affect hundreds of millions of people. I'd add that his appointer is an unindicted coconspirator in felonies and possible traitor.

    And only one reason not to: so the worst people in America get to force women to give birth against their will as soon as possible.

  • Agammamon||

    We've been examining his moral character for decades now. He's passed 6 FBI background checks already.

  • Tony||

    What happens at Georgetown Prep stays there, though.

  • IceTrey||

    She can't remember where it happened. Or the date. Or who was there.

  • IceTrey||

    Right because 5 minutes of drunken high school grab ass defines a man for the rest of his life.

  • Agammamon||

    But the FBI has already done its investigation and the results came back - this is too damn old to usefully pursue, we can't gather evidence that a crime even happened, let alone who perpetrated it, 35 years after the fact.

  • IceTrey||

    Murderers have been caught after 50 years.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    The FBI routinely examines decades-old evidence during background checks, you bigoted rube.

    Other that that, great comment!

  • Rich||

    "Denied. How can we put the cart before the horse?"

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