The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office said he aimed toward the mesh-covered windows of the second-floor recreation area, but the arrow landed on the roof of the jail instead.
Attached to it was a small baggie of marijuana, and another substance that hasn’t been identified, police said.
Someone got the man’s license plate. When police confronted him at his house in Bellingham, he said he had been shooting squirrels outside the jail, police said.
He couldn’t explain the marijuana, and was booked into jail himself for investigation of attempted introduction of contraband and for obstructing officers.