South Carolina Prison Finds Crashed Drone Carrying Drugs, Phones
August 1, 2014 2:49 PM
One man connected to the crime has already been arrested
A drone was used in an attempt to smuggle drugs and cell phones into a South Carolina prison, but it failed to get the job done.
According to a new report from
, an unmanned aircraft crashed outside of the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina. It was discovered in April, and contained tobacco, marijuana and cell phones.
Brenton Lee Doyle, 28, was arrested in relation to the drone incident. He faces charges of attempting to introduce contraband into a prison and possession of the drug flunitrazopam (better known as "roofies").
Police are currently looking for a second suspect.
Officials say it was the first time an unmanned aircraft had been used to breach prison walls in South Carolina.
This certainly isn't the first case of drones being used to smuggle illegal objects into prison. Back in March, a 28-year-old Australian man tried to
drop drugs into a maximum-security prison
Before that, a remote controlled helicopter was used in an attempt to deliver tobacco products to Calhoun state prison in Georgia.
This incident comes at an interesting time, considering there has been some grey area where these unmanned aircrafts are concerned. For instance, in March, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) administration law judge found that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shouldn’t have fined a man $10,000 because his drone was no different than a model aircraft.
However, after that ruling was handed down, the FAA issued its first commercial license for unmanned aerial vehicles in June.
Last week, it was reported that privacy guidelines for commercial drones operating in U.S. airspace are in the works as U.S. President Barack Obama plans to
issue an executive order
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