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Bag of cocaine found floating in water near Englewood

Posted at 9:57 AM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 09:57:32-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Good Samaritan alerted deputies to a suspicious package floating in the water that turned out to be several pounds of narcotics.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, a caller alerted authorities around 11:30 a.m. Saturday about an item found floating in the water in the area of Don Pedro Island State Park.

Arriving deputies were handed the package, which contained a white powdery substance later identified as cocaine.  The bag weighed over 2 and a half pounds, and was placed into evidence.

Sheriff Bill Prummell commends the caller for keeping the community safe by following the "if you see something, say something" approach.