On Monday, Maryland law enforcement authorities announced the successful bust of two men who tried to use a drone to fly drugs and DVDs loaded with porn into the Cumberland prison in the western part of the state. It’s the first incident of attempted drone contraband within the state, according to officials.
According to Robert Thomas, a spokesman with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, the two men were stopped in a car along Highway 220 near the facility.
After searching the car, Maryland State Police recovered a quadcopter, synthetic marijuana (also known as “spice”), pornography, tobacco, a phone, a loaded handgun, and other materials. According to the Associated Press, the drone was a Yuneec Typhoon, which retails for around $1,300.
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