26 pounds of pot were found in the wreckage after a doghouse in Nogales, close to the US-Mexico border, was pulverized in the night by a package that fell from the sky.
The bundle of joy, worth $10,000, was probably dropped by a smuggler's drone or jet. German Shepherd Hulk was unharmed, but his new doghouse and other damages will cost $500.
Living near the border, Donnelly said she assumed the object contained drugs. She immediately called her husband, Bill, who told her to call 911. The couple said officers who responded told them an ultralight aircraft smuggling marijuana from Mexico had probably let part of its load go early by accident before dropping the rest farther north, the newspaper reported.
Nogales police chief Derek Arnson said it was the first time in his three-year tenure that he had seen a load of drugs hit a building.
"Someone definitely made a mistake, and who knows what the outcome of that mistake might be for them," Arnson said.
Nogales, south of Tucson, Arizona, is a city divided between two countries. The U.S. city, population 20,000, and its larger Mexican counterpart, population 220,000, are linked by 4 International Ports of Entry. Alternative means of transiting goods are often to be found: in February 2014, one of the largest underground drug tunnels yet discovered was found in Nogales.