An estimated $1 million in pot was found on the beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base, reports the L.A. Times on Thursday, March 7, 2013. The marijuana was discovered near a boat that had crashed on a beach near the base. The boat was abandoned with no reports of injuries or even who it may belong to.
The local authorities handed over the investigation to Homeland Security, who removed the pot, which was in garbage bags. It also appeared as if someone made an attempt to camouflage the marijuana that was in the garbage bags by scattering brush around.
Vandenberg officials stated that the marijuana was found near an overturned boat on Wall Beach. Homeland Security took over the investigation at 5:40 p.m.. Vandenberg Air Force Base is about ten miles outside of Lompoc, California.
The boat, which appears to be of great interest to authorities in the investigation, is described as a 20-ft aluminum vessel and the boat’s engine has been removed. Authorities are not sure if the motor was removed on purpose of fell off in the crash.
Authorities are planning to remove the boat from the beach. Earlier today it was reported that the authorities are looking at “potential suspects,” but since Homeland Security took over the investigation, no one is commenting on this on-going investigation.
Meanwhile, someone is out about $1 million dollars worth of this product and there’s no way they can claim the bundle of pot without facing quite a bit of jail time, so chances are this will go unclaimed.