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Tue Aug 4, 2015, 01:08 PM

Drone's heroin delivery to Ohio prison yard prompts fight among inmates

Source: Associated Press

Drone's heroin delivery to Ohio prison yard prompts fight among inmates

Associated Press
Tuesday 4 August 2015 18.36 BST

A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials have said.

The package was dropped 29 July at the Mansfield correctional institution in Ohio. It contained seven grams (almost a quarter of an ounce) of heroin, 57 grams (more than two ounces) of marijuana, and 140 grams (more than five ounces) of tobacco, JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for the department of rehabilitation and correction, told the Mansfield News Journal.

Smith said there had been other instances of drones breaching security and the agency was taking steps to increase awareness and improve drone detection.

According to the department, video footage showed the drone over recreation yards immediately before a fight began. An investigation determined the drone dropped a package intended for an inmate on the north recreation yard, and it was thrown over a fence to the south recreation yard.

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Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/04/drone-drug-delivery-ohio-prison-fight-heroin-marijuana-tobacco

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dixiegrrrrl Aug 2015 #1

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Tue Aug 4, 2015, 01:53 PM

1. Rather a clever ploy, gotta admit. n/t

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