Florida has once again given us an absurd piece of news. A fisherman returning from a day on the water noticed a white package floating under the dock as he pulled up to park his boat in Islamorada, Florida. He scooped it out and cut open a corner of the plastic that was wrapped around the bundle and discovered between 40 and 60 pounds of cocaine.
Now, fisherman like to tell a lot of tall tales, but this one is corroborated by the local police, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. According to ABC News, they said that "the fisherman said he noticed something floating and used a gaff and a net to pull it out of the water. The outside plastic was ripped and he cut a corner, which revealed a white powder inside. ... The package contained 25 smaller packages wrapped in clear plastic."
For some reason, the fisherman turned the package over to the Coast Guard, who then turned it over to police and federal authorities. Upon reflection, this seems like the strangest aspect of an already strange story. Being a fisherman is a living, sure, but the money you could get from selling 60 pounds of coke is more of a windfall most people can expect for their whole lives.