Maya Donnelly just assumed thunder had woke her up on the morning of September 8, and thinking it was a storm, went back to sleep.
But it turns out it hadn’t been just any storm. Later that morning, when she looked at the carport of her Nogales home, near the U.S. – Mexico border, she saw pieces of wood on the ground and a large bundle wrapped in black plastic.
The package, which was sitting on top of the family dog’s house, contained about 26 pounds of marijuana, which authorities estimated to be worth $10,000.
Because she lives near the border, she assumed that it was likely dropped by a drug smuggler’s airplane.
She called her husband, and he told her to call 911.
Nogales Police Chief Derek Arnson said he had never seen a load of drugs hit a building before.
“Someone definitely made a mistake, and who knows what the outcome of that mistake might be for them,” Arnson said.
Police are uncertain as to whether bundle was transported by plane or a pilotless drone.
Fortunately, because of where the bundle landed on the house, no one was injured. However, the Donnellys will have to pay for about $500 in repairs, plus pay for a new dog house for their German Shepard, Hulk.