Drug Bust of the Day?

posted by Bryan Quitania -

I've invited, begged, and cajoled those of you who have never been to the Coastal Bend to come on down. Maybe this will do it. You can make...money! No, wait...Headlines!

A teenage boy discovered a kilo of cocaine along the Padre Island National Seashore.

Police were called out to the intersection of South Padre Island Drive and Sea Pines Drive just before noon Saturday.

According to investigators, the 18-year-old young man told police he discovered the illegal contraband while he was walking along the beach, and he picked up the suspicious package and brought the cocaine over to the intersection of S.P.I.D. and Sea Pines Drive.

An officer confirmed the package was illegal contraband and it was tagged as evidence.

Investigators added although the young man's intentions were good in calling the police, they advised it is not best to pick up a package if you think if it's something illegal. If you do come across something that you believe is illegal at the Padre Island National Seashore, you should call the Park Rangers.

Park Rangers added if you do discover something illegal along the National Seashore, it's best to remember when and where the item is located, head over to the visitor's center. You can tell park officials were the item is found from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If it's after hours, you can call (361)-949-8068.

According to Corpus Christi Police Department, approximately one kilogram of powder cocaine has a street value of $32,000.

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