499. Kilo of pot washes ashore on New Smyrna Beach on July 4th weekend

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A kilo of pot washed up on New Smyrna Beach July 4th weekend in 2010 / Headline SurferBirds flock to New Smyrna Beach / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer photo by Serafina Frederick / Birds fly high on New Smyrna Beach, but not because of a large quantity of old pot that washed up on shore on 2010.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Fireworks debris wasn't the only thing littering the beach on the Fourth of July weekend three years ago.

Something else that requires a flame washed up on shore: A kilo of marijuana. The discovery comes in at No. 499 in Headline Surfer's countdown of the top 500 stories of its 5th anniversary.

Infested with barnacles it has no value and appeared to be very old, Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Scott Petersohn said of the pot found by someone walking on the beach in the 4500 block south of the city limits on that particular Sunday. That person flagged down a beach patrol officer and the marijuana was put into storage to be disposed of properly.

"Who knows how long it's been out there floating in the ocean," Petersohn said of the mid-day discovery. "It takes weeks and weeks for something like that to become so barnacle-encrusted."

"Who knows how long it's been out there floating in the ocean," Petersohn said of the mid-day discovery. "It takes weeks and weeks for something like that to become so barnacle-encrusted."

Petersohn cracked it wasn't the kind of find that would get a pot-smoker excited to "light up."

Much more of a litter problem Monday was the fireworks debris left on the Volusia County beaches. "

What can you do when you have thousands of people setting them off and we've got eight people out there?" Petersohn asked rhetorically.

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Award-winning Headline Surfer Editor/Publisher Henry Frederick is counting down his ranking of the Top 500 Stories throughout Volusia County, as part of the fifth anniversary celebration of the 24/7 Internet newspaper launched April 7, 2008. 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.