Criminals Received Tobacco Over Prison Fence Via Drone – Pilot Faces 20-Years

By Shepard Ambellas

Inmates at the Calhoun State Prison have found new ways to sneak contraband into the facility, this time using an aerial drone.

MORGAN, GA (INTELLIHUB) — Last week 4 people were arrested for a rather unusual and creative crime to say the least.

The techie criminal cartel attempted to make tobacco drops into the prison with a tiny consumer unmanned aerial vehicle before later being arrested for the crime when their car was located about an hour after the flight.

Lindsay Perez reported, “After we gained consent to search the car, we found the helicopter and I don’t know exactly how much it was but probably about one or two pounds of tobacco rolled up,”Hilton told WALB-TV, the NBC News affiliate in Albany, Ga.

The six-rotor helicopter was found with a Spektrum DX-6i remote control transmitter and a pair of binoculars, which authorities believe were meant to be used to watch the craft as it flew over the prison to deliver tobacco. Authorities allege that the suspects were planning to call their intended customers to arrange for a drop of the plastic-wrapped bundles.”

The pilot and others are currently facing up to 20-years, according to reports.