Is it really raining weed in Arizona? A family in Nogales, Arizona is relieved after a brick of cannabis fell through the roof of their carport, nearly killing their dog. The nearly 25-pound brick likely fell from a plane smuggling it from Mexico to Arizona.
According to the Nogales International, Bill and Maya Donnelly, awoke in the middle of the night to a loud noise around their house, less than a mile from the U.S-Mexico border. Assuming it was thunder, they went back to sleep. The next morning, Maya noticed splintered wood on their carport and decided to investigate further.
When she got there, she saw the hole in the top of the plastic dog house in which she found the package. She contacted the Nogales Police Department who came and took possession of the 23.8 pounds of low-quality product, which they estimated to be worth $9,500.
The police officers who responded to the call said the most likely explanation is that it fell off of an ultralight aircraft used to smuggle drugs across the border. After searching the area for additional packages, they determined that it was the only one. It may have been dropped prematurely, or improperly affixed to the exterior of the aircraft causing it to fall.
The Donnellys are grateful that their German Shepherd, Hulk, was wandering the property at night and not in his house, likely saving his life.
Bill said, “Thank God it didn’t land on our house or over one of the kids’ rooms.”
Although this incident ended with no injuries or casualties, it is indicative of a larger problem. The cartels in Central America still pose a huge threat to our nation’s citizens. The most obvious solution to diminishing the effects of the cartels is to legalize cannabis. Please click here to learn more about this issue and how legalization is proven to help.