Catch of the Day: More Than 900 Pounds of Marijuana Found Floating off California Coast

February 3, 2012 Updated Feb 3, 2012 at 3:24 PM EDT

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Catch of the Day: More Than 900 Pounds of Marijuana Found Floating off California Coast

February 3, 2012 Updated Feb 3, 2012 at 3:24 PM EDT

This was not your average catch of the day.

According to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, more than 900 pounds of marijuana was recovered Wednesday after 30 bales of the drug were found floating six nautical miles off the coast of Marina del Rey.

A recreational boater alerted authorities of the drugs, according to the news release. Police said the estimated street value of the marijuana recovered is $500,000.

Read the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department news release HERE.