If David Wayne Jordan, 36, goes to prison, he is likely to be viewed as the modern Robin Hood. In this case, the man of Bellingham forest was using his skill with a bow to bring marijuana to the men of Whatcom County Jail. The arrow with a small baggie of pot missed the alleged target, the second-floor recreation area. After his arrest, Jordan insisted that he was aiming at a squirrel. Presumably, the squirrel would eat the pot, become disoriented and then fall to its death outside of the prison wall.
Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo simply noted dryly, “He had no explanation as to why squirrel hunting requires attaching marijuana to an arrow.”
A witness identified Jordan’s red Ford pickup truck. What is interesting is that Jordan was seen when people were coming to work at 8:40 am. Not an ideal time for air delivery of narcotics. The arrow bounced off a screen and landed on the roof. Jordan was later arrested at home. Sheriff Elfo — playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in this story — sent in his men who had to force their way into Jordan’s house.
He was arrested on suspicion of introducing contraband to a corrections facility in the third degree, resisting arrest and obstructing law enforcement. I am actually surprised that there was not additional charges for reckless endangerment.
The problem is that Jordan’s attempt has inspired hundreds of people to try to airlift contraband into the jail. This was the scene this morning:
Source: Bellingham Herald