Some drug smugglers may have screwed the pooch this week when a shipment of 28 pounds came loose from a light aircraft flying over Nogales, Arizona, crashed through a family’s carport roof and crushed a dog house. At least that is the most likely explanation for the plummeting sticky bundle that terrorized the Donnelly family, as reported by Nogales International. The german shepherd Hulk, fortunately, got out of that house before the incident occurred.
The working theory is that smugglers were flying marijuana across the nearby U.S./Mexico border when something went awry. Though the explanation is reasonable, it’s far from typical. Nogales Police Chief Derek Arnson told the International that he’s never seen anything like it in his three years, then adding the ominous thought that, “Someone definitely made a mistake, and who knows what the outcome of that mistake might be for them.”
It is not currently known whether the weed was being carried by a drone or a small piloted aircraft.
The Donnelly’s had their moral fiber tested with the pounds of riches literally dropped on their doorstep. As in a biblical fable, they chose the righteous path and called 911. As in a biblical fable, there is a cost for such a choice: $500 in carport repairs plus a new house for the family dog.
Had they kept the dro for themselves, the Donnelly’s could have gotten accustomed to a different lifestyle. “We could have made lots of home repairs with that,” said Maya Donnelly. “But how can you have a clear conscience, right?”
Though the Donnelly’s probably won’t be drug lords anytime soon, life could be worse. The bundle tore right through the carport roof and took down the house. A 28 pound package falling hundreds or thousands of feet could have caused some serious damage if it had landed over the Donnelly’s bedrooms. “We were lucky in that sense,” said Maya.
Phot via Nogales International