(CNN)A fisherman returning to land in Monroe County, Florida, pulled almost 60 pounds of suspected cocaine out of the water on Saturday morning.
Matthew Hood noticed something floating under the dock of the Caribbean Resort and used a net to pull it out. As he pulled the plastic-covered package out of the water, the outer plastic ripped. Inside he saw a powder and immediately called the Islamorada Coast Guard, according to a police report.
“Most people who live and sail down here and are aware probably knew what he saw,” said Adam Linhardt, media relations director for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.