Two fishermen find 5lb bales of marijuana hours apart in Florida keys

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Two fishermen found 5-pound bricks of marijuana in two separate fishing trips just hours apart in the Florida Keys Saturday.

Around 12:54 p.m. deputies were called to the 200 block of Atlantic Blvd. in Key Largo where a man who was out diving for lobster reported finding a package of suspected marijuana, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.Then around 3:36 p.m. a man out fishing on Big Pine Key found what he believed to also be a bale of marijuana and reported his find to deputies. MCSO said the water-logged package weighed about five pounds. Both men brought the packages to shore and turned them over to investigators. The US Border Patrol responded to both finds and took possession of the packages.

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