November 27, 2013
We’re always hearing of new creative uses for drones, but this has got to be one of the better ones: Four people in Calhoun County, Georgia have been accused of using a mini helicopter to smuggle contraband tobacco into a prison.
Georgia’s WALB News 10 reports that the team was busted allegedly piloting a mini helicopter from the woods nearby Calhoun State prison. They had already made two drops of rolling tobacco into the prison yard before a guard noticed the drone hovering above the gate. A search led police to a suspicious car nearby. They searched it, and found the copter and “one or two pounds of tobacco rolled up” for delivery.