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"Pot shot": Man used arrow aiming to launch marijuana into jail, says Wash. state sheriff

Authorities in Whatcom County, Wash. say this is the arrow a man used to try to shoot marijuana into the county jail; they say the drug is wrapped in a plastic bag at the center of the arrow
CBS Seattle
(CBS/AP) BELLINGHAM, Wash. - A man is accused of trying to get marijuana into a Washington state jail by attaching it to an arrow he shot onto the roof.

The ultimate pot shot?

A Whatcom County sheriff's employee saw the man step out of his pickup truck Tuesday morning and use a bow to launch the arrow toward the jail's second-floor recreation area, but it missed its target.

Sheriff Bill Elfo says the man, identified as 36-year-old David Wayne Jordan, was arrested for investigation of introducing contraband into the jail, resisting arrest and obstructing law enforcement.

The Bellingham Herald reports Jordan served 20 days in the jail earlier this month for assault and resisting arrest.

The sheriff says Jordan told deputies he had been aiming at a squirrel, but he couldn't explain why he needed to attach marijuana to the arrow to go squirrel hunting.

Maybe it was a flying squirrel?

  • Barry Leibowitz

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