Pierre Mondotte and Anthony Piazza found more than a buck last week while deer hunting in Sasabe, Arizona: they found 126 pounds of marijuana valued at more than 100K.
The two friends were separately tracking a deer when Mondotte saw what he believed to be a human body. Closer examination revealed it to be seven drug bundles concealed under a sheet of burlap. “I’ve been down there for 20 years and I’ve never found anything like it,” Mondotte told the Tucson Citizen.
After his discovery, Mondotte found Piazza and hightailed it out of the area and back to camp. The next morning the friends notified officials at a nearby National Guard post. Piazza told the Citizen, “They didn’t want to go at first. They didn’t think it was anything.”
That is until authorities saw just how large a cache the deer hunters had stumbled upon. “All the sudden they’re loading their machine guns,” Piazza said. Andy Adame, spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Joint Field Command, speculated that the drugs were dropped by smugglers who felt they were being followed. Adame explained, “They think they’re getting apprehended so they drop their stuff and run.”
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever stumbled upon while hunting?