Published on October 8th, 2015 | by News Feed
Couple Discovers Surprise After “Accidental” Marijuana Drop Crushed Garage
Is there anything better than the chance of marijuana simply falling into your lap? Apparently this is not something that is as crazy as some would have us to think. Most marijuana lovers would relish the opportunity to have marijuana bricks fall from the skies and land in the front yard.
As crazy as it might sound that is exactly what happened to Bill and Maya Donnelly on the morning of September 8. It was on this morning that the couple heard a loud noise. They both assumed the noise was related to thunder and they gave it no more attention. Some time later Maya walked into the garage and noticed a large hole in the ceiling. As she looked on the ground she noticed that the doghouse was crushed and there was a large package inside.
Thankfully the dog was not injured. However the same cannot be said for the house. A 2 foot by 2 foot hole can be seen in the pictures of their home.
“I went out to investigate, and sure enough, I looked up to see the hole, and then my eyes trailed down and the big dog’s house was destroyed. It made a hole in that hard plastic doghouse and the bundle was inside,” she told local daily Nogales International.
Upon the discovery of the package Donnelly claims that she suspected it was drug related. The couple called the local police department immediately. After conducting a thorough investigation the police determined that the package was indeed marijuana. How it ended up in their garage is a matter of opinion. Chief Derek Arnson says that the most likely scenario is that a small plane being used to smuggle drugs from Mexico in to the U.S. accidentally dropped the load in the wrong place. The officer noted that these events are not unheard of but that in most cases the drops occur in rural areas that are not close to high traffic areas.
“In the last couple of years, there’s been activity with ultra light aircraft dropping narcotic bundles in areas of Nogales, usually in the outskirts of town or northern city limits,” Fierro told Fusion. “But never had we encountered a package of marijuana dropped so close to the border, and in a well-known residential area.”
This event sounds eerily similar to the event that occurred in San Diego this past January. A drone was being used to fly a shipment of meth from Tijuana into San Diego. It crashed into a parking lot and was thus very unsuccessful in its attempt.
According to the police the 28-pound brick of marijuana would have a street value of approximately $10,000. However that price seems a little light considering that this would place the value of a pound of marijuana at little more than $355 dollars.