Marijuana Arrow: Dumb Drug-Smuggler Takes Potshot Into Washington State Jail, Claims He Was 'Squirrel Hunting'

By Philip Ross on August 29, 2013 3:48 PM EDT

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A Washington man shot a marijuana arrow - basically an arrow wrapped in pot - at a jail in Whatcom County. He missed. (Photo: Reuters)

David Wayne Jordan should've taken a few more archery classes before attempting this odd stunt. The 36-year-old from Bellingham, Wash., allegedly shot an arrow carrying a small bag of marijuana at a jail in Whatcom County. He was apparently trying to deliver a "gift" to one of the inmates inside.

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The "marijuana arrow" was no bull's-eye, however, and Jordan missed his intended target -- the second-floor, open-air rec area of Whatcom County Jail. According to The Bellingham Herald, the arrow carrying pot failed to make it through the mesh fence surrounding the rec area, and instead landed on the roof below, where it was recovered by sheriffs.

How much pot was the alleged drug smuggler's marijuana arrow packing? A few grams -- and some other, unknown substance -- according to New York Daily News.

Jordan would've gotten away with the failed "marijuana arrow" stunt had he not been spotted by someone who worked for the sheriff's office. The employee managed to take down the license plate number of Jordan's red Ford pickup as the bowman tried to make his getaway. Authorities tracked Jordan back to his home on McAlpine Road.

What did Jordan tell deputies as to why he had shot a marijuana arrow at the jail? He said he was "squirrel hunting," The Huffington Post reports.

"He had no explanation as to why squirrel hunting requires attaching marijuana to an arrow," Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo told The Bellingham Herald.

Deputies arrested Jordan on Tuesday and charged him with "introducing contraband to a corrections facility in the third degree, resisting arrest and obstructing law enforcement," according to RYOT News.

Pot possession is legal in Washington state as of last November. According to Initiative 502, which legalized the possession and personal use of marijuana, adults 21 and older can carry up to one ounce or less of pot. But it won't actually be legal to sell pot in Washington until December, when the state's Liquor Control Board is expected to set up a system of licensing and manufacturing marijuana for sale.

Still, we can't imagine state law will ever protect shooting an arrow carrying marijuana into a jail rec yard full of inmates.

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