Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey jokingly offered to return 770 pounds of confiscated marijuana to its “rightful owner” on social media.
The sheriff, known for his humorous social media posts, shared a post showing the illegal drug haul on the Brevard County Sheriff’s Facebook page, which displayed numerous bags filled with marijuana in a storage facility in Viera. According to the sheriff, the total value of the marijuana is estimated at around $2 million dollars.
“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,” the sheriff wrote. “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 requested the identity of the owner so police could “return” their property.
“Once we properly identify you as the rightful owner we will gladly return your property and also make sure that both you and your property are kept in a secure area so that no one can try to rip you off!!” Ivey quipped.
In the tongue-in-cheek post, the sheriff then offered a “staycation” for the owner so they could think about “exactly how much your lost property means to you.”
The Florida sheriff is known for his humor, referring to himself as the “most politically incorrect sheriff in the country,” and even featuring controversial YouTube and Facebook video programs like “Wheel of Fugitive,” where he spins to determine the “fugitive of the week,” and “Fishing for Fugitives.”
Ivey says that his brand of law enforcement has helped engage the community and convince fugitives to turn themselves in.
“It’s designed to engage our community and it has worked almost to perfection,” Ivey said back in 2017.
Ivey urged the owner of the 770 pounds of marijuana to turn themselves in to the Narcotics Agents at the sheriff’s office.