The cocaine brick, which had the letters "D-I-A-M-A-N-T" on it, was taken into evidence.
The person directed the officer to a suspicious package on the sand.
Hurricane Dorian will continue to drift along Florida's east coast tonight through Wednesday, and though it has decreased to a strong category 2 storm, the National Hurricane Center reported it has become a larger hurricane. Melbourne police declined to comment on what was written on the brick, citing its investigation.
The duffel bag was discovered Friday afternoon, the Sun-Sentinel reports. It moving faster at 6 miles per hour, and is predicted to speed up as it moves toward the northwest or north-northwest tonight. The storm is expected to produce 5 to 10 inches of rain in the Coastal Carolinas, 3 to 6 inches along the Atlantic Coast from Daytona Beach, Florida to the Georgia-South Carolina line and 3 to 6 inches in southeast Virginia.
Volusia and Flagler County, both under hurricane warnings, should expect to see hurricane conditions overnight.
The cocaine find pales in comparison to the huge haul that washed up on an Auckland beach last month.
The Flagler Beach Pier in Flagler Beach was damaged from hurricanes Matthew and Irma in 2016 and 2017 but does not appear to have sustained any major damage from Dorian.