Archery-Based Drug-Smuggling Plot Still Needs Some Tweaking

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Rick van den Oever of Netherlands in action on the practice range during the London Archery Classic at Lord's Cricket Ground on October 9, 2011 in London, England.
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If we had to pick a favorite part of the story about a guy in Bellingham, Washington, who shot a marijuana-laden arrow up into a second-floor jail exercise yard (or tried to anyway), it would be his excuse that he was aiming at a squirrel. David Wayne Jordan "had no explanation as to why squirrel hunting requires attaching marijuana to an arrow," Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo told the Bellingham Herald. But it was a pretty sound plan otherwise, right? Eh, no. Hitting a mesh-covered window that leads to the jail's exercise yard proved beyond Jordan's ability. "If fired at a perfect angle, the sheriff added, an arrow might squeeze through the screen." Jordan's arrow landed on the roof. Then there's the small matter of nobody being in the exercise yard when he launched his payload. But other than that, sure, airtight plan!