Marijuna washes ashore at Irvine Cove

Officials said the marijuana that washed ashore may have come from a boat that capsized or lost its load. (Courtesy Laguna Beach Police Department / July 3, 2013)

More than two pounds of marijuana washed ashore at Irvine Cove Wednesday afternoon, Laguna Beach police said.

The cannabis was loose and in clumps and settled at the north end of the beach between rocks, sand and the tide line, Capt. Jason Kravetz wrote in an email.

The city's Marine Safety officers reported the clumps washing ashore at 1 p.m., Kravetz said.

The marijuana could have come from a smuggling boat that possibly lost its load or sank, and no other physical evidence such as life jackets or boat pieces were found, according to police.

Orange County Harbor Patrol and United States Border Patrol officers were still collecting and identifying marijuana Wednesday afternoon.

—Bryce Alderton

Twitter: @AldertonBryce