Published: Nov 09, 2010 6:11 PM EST
Updated: Nov 09, 2010 3:11 PM EST

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A missing 300-pound turtle statue has been found in a home along Florida's Atlantic coast.

Authorities recovered the statue on Monday. It had been reported stolen in August.

It was found when authorities served a search warrant at the home of a person who was arrested on a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

Authorities are trying to find out how the $3,800 statue got to the house. Charges on that are pending.

The statue was returned to the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce.