Sheriff’s office turns cocaine found on beaches over to DEA

Sheriff’s Office turned drugs found on county beaches to DEA.

   All of the packages of suspected cocaine found on Matagorda County beaches since May 17 were taken by the Drug Enforcement Administration for testing and proper disposal, the sheriff’s office is reporting.
   The most recent two kilos of the drug were reported found Sunday, May 30, bringing the total amount to 62 kilos, Sheriff Skipper Osborne said May 31.
   Lt. Philip Hester, who heads the sheriff’s office Narcotics Division, has been working these cases. 
   Hester set up a meeting with Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Coast Guard Investigative Service, and U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday, June 2.
   The Coast Guard’s plan of action called for continuing to check the coastlines for additional narcotics by using the currents, Hester said.    Homeland Security Investigations along with the Coast Guard Investigative Service will work the criminal investigation into the narcotics point of origin as well as other aspects. 

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