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More than 1,200 pounds of marijuana seized from boat off Orange County shoreline

Authorities confiscated 1,200 to 1,500 pounds of marijuana Sunday morning from a boat off of Calafia Beach, an Orange County sheriff’s official said.

At about 7:50 a.m. Sept. 10, state lifeguards reported the sheriff’s department of a suspicious boat about 50 feet off the coast, sheriff’s Lt. Nate Wilson said.

Harbor patrol deputies responded and found a vessel with two people and a large amount of marijuana on board. The two occupants were arrested on suspicion of transportation and possession of marijuana for sale, Wilson said.

Investigation on where the boat was coming from and going is ongoing, he said.


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