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 U.S.-Mexico border, and saw pieces of wood on the ground. She found a bulky bundle wrapped in black plastic.
Inside was roughly 26 pounds of marijuana - a package that authorities say was worth $10,000 and likely was dropped there accidentally by a drug smuggler's aircraft.
"It's all right on top of our dog's house,"It just made a perfectly round hole through our carport."
She and her husband called 911. Nogales Police Chief Derek Arnson said it's the first time in his three-year tenure that he's ever 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,"
Police are trying to determine whether the bundle was transported by an aircraft or a pilotless drone. Such runs usually occur at night.
Maya Donnelly said she thinks it's unlikely someone will come looking for the drugs, which are now in police custody. Police have boosted patrols in the Donnellys neighborhood for now.
"Where it landed was clear on the other side of the house from the bedrooms," Maya Donnelly said. "We were lucky in that sense."
Everybody says: `Why did you call 911?'"But how can you have a clear conscience, right? We could have made lots of home repairs with that.
Culled from NY Daily News