The Guardian- Maya Donnelly awoke to what sounded like thunder in the early morning hours, but dismissed it as a typical monsoon storm and went back to sleep. Later that morning, she looked in the carport at her home in Nogales, near the US-Mexico border, and saw pieces of wood on the ground.
She found a bulky bundle wrapped in black plastic. Inside was roughly 26lbs of marijuana – a package that authorities say was worth $10,000 and was likely dropped there accidentally by a drug smuggler’s aircraft.
“It’s all right on top of our dog’s house,” Donnelly said of the incident, which occurred on 8 September and was first reported by the Nogales International newspaper. “It just made a perfectly round hole through our carport.”
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.
The family will have to pay the estimated $500 in repairs, as well as pay for a new home for their German Shepherd, Hulk. But the scenario could have been much worse for the couple and their three teenage daughters.
Friends and family also have gotten a laugh. Several joked that the couple could have profited from the surprise package. “That’s what everybody says: ‘Why did you call 911?”’ Maya Donnelly said. “But how can you have a clear conscience, right? We could have made lots of home repairs with that.”
One word...Snitch. This lady didn't just look a gift horse in the mouth. She shot it with a tranquilizer dart and just kept beating it, and beating it, and beating it into the afterlife. Couldn't just tuck that $10,000 bundle of marijuana into her favorite hiding place and kept her mouth shut, eh? Had to go run and tell the cops. Nothing will get border patrol to crack down on the international transportation of drugs faster than telling them some errant weed crushed a dog house into oblivion. This lady just made life a little bit harder for every person that likes to indulge in some illegal herbal remedies before bed. Not only that, but this negative press for the Mexican cartels is bound to get one poor Mexican kid with bad aim prematurely executed. That blood is on your hands Maya. Can't even purchase a doghouse that's sturdy enough to save your pet from bricks of narcotics and you want to be the one that's pointing fingers? As far as I am concerned this lady is an irresponsible dog owner AND a snitch.
That $500 in repairs would have been pocket change if she just let her three teenage daughters keep the lifetime supply of pot that she just passed over to the authorities in exchange for a "thank you". This woman would never have to pay for a "school lunch" ever again. If she really wanted to contribute to the war on drugs then putting her daughter's weed dealer out of business would have been a hell of a start. Instead she decided to sing like a canary and literally everyone is worse off because of it. Especially their dog Hulk who, according to that picture, is living in squalor. I find it rather strange that he didn't get more mentions in this story. After all, it was really his piece of shit residence that got destroyed. Could have used the $10,000 to upgrade him from the 'Motel 6' to the 'Four Seasons' of doghouses. Either that, or at least let him nibble on a dime bag or two to ease his PTSD from getting bombed by recreational drugs.