In late September, 2015, Maya Donnely thought she heard thunder in the early morning hours. But when she saw her carport in the morning, she found a hole in the roof, wood on the ground, a smashed dog house, and something else.
The something else was 26 pounds of marijuana in a wrapped package. Authorities believe it was dropped there by accident.
Living near the Mexican border, she assumed the package was drugs and immediately called the police. Nogales Police Chief Derek Arnson said “Someone definitely made a mistake.”
The family will have to pay for the repair to the roof, and for a new dog house. But it could have been worse. The packaged landed on the far side of the house, away from the bedroom where the couple an their 3 teenage daughters were sleeping.