When criminals try to use drones – up to 20 years in prison

droneby Don McCullough

Four arrested for using a drone to deliver contraband to inmates
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Four people have been arrested in Georgia for attempting to use a drone to drop illegal tobacco into a prison yard, controlling the six-propeller mini-copter from some woods nearby. “They had binoculars and stuff evidently so they could watch it,” Sheriff Josh Hilton told WALB News.

A prison guard noticed the copter hovering over the yard and went to investigate, discovering the drone inside a car parked a few streets away and at least a pound of rolled tobacco. It sounds like a mild crime, but delivering contraband to a prison is a felony punishable by 20 years in prison, according to WALB News.

It is unclear why four people were needed to operate the drone.


I’m sure it sounded good on paper. Sneak some cigarettes into prison by using a drone and some binoculars. 

Just one problem- the guards are probably not going to ignore a drone copter flying in over the prison walls.

Now we know what not to do with drones.