It’s not uncommon to hear about mystery debris falling from the sky and landing on cars, roofs & what have you, but a Nogales family got a real surprise after something went bump in the night this past September 8th.
When the Donnelly family awoke, they found out that the loud noise they heard wasn’t thunder or a massive block of frozen airplane poo but a 28-pound brick of marijuana that had crashed through the roof of their carport, landing on, and destroying, a plastic dog-crate. Luckily, the family pet, a German Shepherd named Hulk, was not harmed.
The Donnelly home in Nogales Arizona is only about 1000 feet from the Mexico border, so authorities are guessing that the plastic wrapped, duct-taped package either fell from the smuggler’s plane or the pilot made a mistake when calculating the drop point. Drone usage was another possibility.
The local authorities also estimated the 28 pounds of Mexican cannabis to be worth about $10K on the street – that’s $357/pound or $22 and change per ounce. Pretty cheap, huh? (Very different numbers compared to when someone gets busted for possession or manufacture)
It will cost the Donnelly’s house around $500 to repair their carport & replace the broken dog crate, and the cops are now in possession of the package. Guess what did the Donnelly’s friends & family wanted to know: Why the hell did you call the cops?
What would you do if you got hit with a pot bomb in the middle of the night with no one the wiser?