Smugglers Attempt to Deliver Cigarettes to Prison by Drone

Posted by: Maxine Brimmer (3 years, 10 months ago)

Drone technology is advancing quickly around the world, so it’s not surprising that unfortunately the technology which is being introduced to prevent crimes is now also being used to commit them. Unfortunately for criminals in Georgia, their high-tech attempts to smuggle contraband items into a prison did not go unnoticed.

Four men in the city of Calhoun, Georgia were caught this week attempting to smuggle cigarettes into a state prison in a rather creative way. The men were using a six rotor drone helicopter to deliver the tobacco to prisoners in Calhoun State Prison and were promptly arrested by local police forces. The men were identified as Marc Lee Circle, Angel Omega Thomas, Aaron Clint Foster, and Donovan Aaron Johnson.

Unfortunately for the four alleged perpetrators, their drone was spotted by a lieutenant at the prison and the group was found by deputies only an hour after a search was ordered. The four suspects were found operating from nearby woods, where they used binoculars to help navigate the drone over fences, they were carrying about 2 pounds of tobacco intended to be smuggled to inmates.

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