Party Foul: Dude on Beach Busted With 1500 Pounds of Weed

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There's an interesting little story on the Long Beach Press Telegram website today about what has to be the biggest marijuana bust on Catalina Island in recent memory.

"Deputies arrested one man and seized 1,500 pounds of marijuana on a Catalina Island beach, authorities said today," the story says. "The man was spotted Tuesday on a small beach at Little Harbor. He was standing near bales wrapped in plastic, deputies said."

The story doesn't explain what the hell this guy was thinking, standing on the beach in broad daylight next to a boatload of weed. But apparently quick thinking witness alerted the proper authorities and next thing you know, a "sheriff's special weapons team was flown to the beach, where they arrested the man and confiscated 31 bales of marijuana."

31 bales? Last time we checked, Little Harbor was a scenic beach on the ocean side of Catalina, a romantic getaway for campers and the occasional yacht-bound yuppie. There are no legal marijuana dispensaries there, for example, and nothing but sagebrush and buffalo for miles around, so it's unclear what the perp was planning to do with all that pot. Whatever it was, he obviously didn't do it quickly enough.

Supposedly, the weed has a street value of $750,000.

The PT says that the name of the genius at the center of this brilliant crime "was not immediately released."

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lose cuervo
lose cuervo

as u all well know ctalina was not included in tha sale from former idiot governor santana just like the malvinas islands belong to britain guess what in reaiity the catalina islands are mexican so stop your bull shit  

Bill T.
Bill T.

From the picture (it is an actual shot of the scene?) it appears that his boat was in distress and he unloaded the pot on the off chance his buddies would get to him before the authorities? 

great news
great news

yay, another foreign national in our jails for 10 years ($50K x 10) - half a million....hurrah! 

MeToo
MeToo

 Well that screws my party plans for this weekend!

Briansays
Briansays

should just claim he came upon them walking on the beach and they must have washed ashoremust have been  dumped by smugglers 

Thewildsideofcatalina
Thewildsideofcatalina

Interesting copy about the beach the pot and fella was found on, "the ocean side of Catalina"... ?It's an island......what beach isn't found on the 'ocean side'?

Weeddoctor
Weeddoctor

Hey, don't fool yourself. Those  buffalo smoke a lot of weed.

Nschou
Nschou

How do you know the guy was a foreign national?

MeToo
MeToo

The "Ocean" side is the west side of the island. it faces the open ocean The East side of the island faces the Catalina channel which sits between the island and the west coast of California. you must not be from around here eh Gilligan?   

Nschou
Nschou

The ones on the California side of Catalina.

Bill T.
Bill T.

Well, the story clearly states that the perp's name is "was not immediately released".Any fool knows that "Released" is a foreign surname, I've never met anyone around here with that surname. Sheesh.

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