A joint task force including the DEA, FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and detectives from the Miami-Dade County Police Department, found the nickels buried in the back yard of a home in an area near Miami known as the Redlands.
Law enforcement officials searched the home this morning and found nothing. They searched a smaller house behind the main residence and reportedly found 88 plants believed to be marijuana.
When agents went over the back yard with metal detectors, they hit on the more than 3 million nickels. Officials said the coins were buried in a wooden box, covered in a thick clear plastic tarp buried in a 4-foot deep hole. The coins were still inside Federal Reserve bags, according to police.
If you had asked this guy to sell you a nickel bag he would have been really confused.