Lost and Found: Sheriff Taunts Criminal After They Make a $2 Million Mistake


 By Amanda Thomason  October 10, 2021 at 8:39am

A recent drug bust at a mini-storage facility in Viera, Florida, has the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office sharing a post that has amused many.

Authorities confiscated around 770 pounds of “high grade” marijuana from the facility and decided to have a little fun with their humblebrag while also taunting the owner on social media.

Under the guise of attempting to reunite the stash with its rightful owner, the sheriff’s office shared a tongue-in-cheek “found” post signed by Sheriff Wayne Ivey.


“If you happened to have lost or misplaced approximately 770 pounds of high grade marijuana and would like to have your property returned, please contact our Narcotics Agents and we will be more than happy to reunite you with your lost property!!

“All of us at one point or another in our lives have lost or misplaced something important and are always hopeful that a good and kind person will find our lost item and do the right thing by returning it to it’s rightful owner.

“Since at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office we always strive to do the right thing, our Narcotics Agents are trying to identify the rightful owner of the approximately 770 lbs of marijuana that was seized from a mini-storage facility in Viera. I mean, trying to identify the rightful owner of the property is the very least we can do, especially since it has a street value of roughly two million dollars!!”

Ivey then warmly invited the owner to visit the Criminal Investigative Services building, giving the address and promising the owner could claim their property “with absolutely no strings attached,” as well as promising to keep both the owner and their property “in a secure area” so that no one would rip them off.

“In fact, we are so excited to return something this valuable to its rightful owner that we are also going to throw in an all expenses paid extensive ‘staycation’ so that you can reflect for a while on exactly how much your lost property means to you!!” he concluded.

Comments poured in from readers, with many saying they hoped the product would be donated to a good cause or arguing that the officers should be tracking down more dangerous goods, like fentanyl.

Some readers were happy to see that the sheriff’s office was doing their job but also having fun with it, and others replied in kind.

“I love your department!” one reader commented. “If I was younger I would go thru the academy just to work in your department!! You are great. [K]eep up the great work.”

“With it being Florida, it would not surprise me one bit to see ‘Florida man walks into sheriff’s office, claims ownership of marijuana after Facebook post’ in a headline some where,” another person wrote.

“That’s a full week’s supply for Willie Nelson,” wrote another.

In all, the post has been reacted to over 36,000 times and shared over 27,000 times — making it likely that the previous owner is well aware of the situation.

Amanda holds an MA in Rhetoric and TESOL from Cal Poly Pomona. After teaching composition and logic for several years, she’s strayed into writing full-time and especially enjoys animal-related topics.

As of January 2019, Amanda has written over 1,000 stories for The Western Journal but doesn’t really know how. Graduating from California State Polytechnic University with a MA in Rhetoric/Composition and TESOL, she wrote her thesis about metacognitive development and the skill transfer between reading and writing in freshman students.

She has a slew of interests that keep her busy, including trying out new recipes, enjoying nature, discussing ridiculous topics, reading, drawing, people watching, developing curriculum, and writing bios. Sometimes she has red hair, sometimes she has brown hair, sometimes she’s had teal hair.

With a book on productive communication strategies in the works, Amanda is also writing and illustrating some children’s books with her husband, Edward.


Austin, Texas

Languages Spoken

English und ein bißchen Deutsch

Topics of Expertise

Faith, Animals, Cooking

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