Usually when you're walking along the beach, you expect to see sand, seashells, driftwood and seaweed. Not actual 'Sea weed.'
But that's exactly what two men found last week when they were walking down the shore of West Beach near Santa Barbara. The pair spotted a bundle of 'sea weed' that had washed up on the beach, mixed in with the regular drift material seen.
Two men can be seen in the video which has been making the rounds on social media picking up and showing the camera a substantial amount of marijuana buds that were scattered around the beach. The weed was mixed in with regular seaweed and driftwood.
Harbor Patrol Supervisor Erik Engberetson told KEYT that they don't know where the 'sea weed' came from, but it's likely connected to a call they received on March 31st from a dredge company that said they saw the floating reefer out at sea.
“Smuggling is a possibility. We don’t know if this product was a result of the dredging operation or if it washed onto shore. We did pick up some of the substance and disposed of those.”
Harbor Patrol agents are investigating the source of the rogue reefer with the assistance of federal law enforcement agents, Engberetson said.