Tongue-in-cheek post on social media seeks person who “lost” 770 pounds of high-grade weed.
Hashsnag: Sheriff Offers ‘Staycation’ To Owner Of ‘Misplaced’ Marijuana
“Attempting to return lost items” is how the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office headed its facetious online post, seeking the owner of 770 pounds of “high grade marijuana.”
“If you … would like to have your property returned, please contact our Narcotics Agents and we will be more than happy to reunite you with your lost property!” the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook.
“All of us at one point or another in our lives have lost or misplaced something important and are always hopeful that a good and kind person will find our lost item and do the right thing by returning it to it’s rightful owner.”
“I mean, trying to identify the rightful owner of the property is the very least we can do, especially since it has a street value of roughly $2 million dollars!”
The sheriff’s office said it seized from the stash from a mini-storage facility in Viera, an affluent community near Cocoa Beach.
While the state legalized the prescribed use of medical marijuana in 2016, recreational use of cannabis is illegal in Florida. Possession or sale of 20 grams of marijuana or less is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a one-year sentence, a maximum fine of $1,000, and possible suspension of the person’s driver’s license.
Possession or sale of more than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony, carrying a sentence of up to 30 years and a $50,000 fine. Possession or sale of marijuana concentrates is also a felony in Florida. Marijuana is the dried leaf of the flower of the plant, which users inhale or ingest in order to get high off the psychoactive compound THC.
Marijuana remains illegal under federal law though more than a dozen states have decriminalized it.
“If the 770 lbs of marijuana belongs to you, all we need you to do is come down to our Criminal Investigative Services building on Gus Hipp Blvd in Rockledge and claim your property with absolutely no strings attached!,” Sheriff Wayne Ivey wrote on Facebook. “Once we properly identify you as the rightful owner, we will gladly return your property and also make sure that both you and your property are kept in a secure area so that no one can try to rip you off!
“In fact, we are so excited to return something this valuable to its rightful owner that we are also going to throw in an all expenses paid extensive “staycation” so that you can reflect for a while on exactly how much your lost property means to you!”
Edited by Judith Isacoff and Kristen Butler