$4 million in marijuana washes up on California beachBy Mason White 7:11 PM March 19, 2013
|Marijuana stash that was found on Arroyo Camada Beach|
By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) Beach goers were shocked to see large amount of marijuana just piling up on the shore, according to California police reports.
The stash of marijuana worth about $4 million was found lying on a beach next to an abandoned ship in California, police revealed today.
Santa Barbara County officials made the discovery yesterday at Arroyo Camada Beach, which is about three miles from Santa Barbara.
Authorities said they found about 2,000 pounds of marijuana wrapped in plastic bags.
Officials at the Santa Barbara County sheriff said they found an abandoned 30-foot ship with two outboard engines and 20 containers of fuel on board.
The department added: “Sheriff’s detectives found a lot of evidence that was consistent with marijuana smuggling activities, including trash and debris strewn along the beach and along paths at the coast.”
Authorities are now testing the drugs and other evidence found at the scene.
This is the second large pot discovery this month in Santa Barbara County.
Earlier this month, marijuana with an estimated value of at least $1 million was discovered near a boat that had crashed on a beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 60 miles away.
The marijuana was found near an overturned boat north of Wall Beach and was destroyed by Homeland Security investigators.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view