Prisons aren't new to contraband, and inmates are always trying to find elusive means of bringing in illegal and banned materials.
Whether it be tobacco, illegal narcotics, cell phones, or other contraband, it's an underground black market of sorts inside of jails and prisons across the country.
However, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, authorities say they were shocked at the new high tech means inmates were using to smuggle the contraband inside of their facility.
According to the Georgia Department of Corrections yesterday a prison guard at Macon State Prison spotted what he believed to be a drone flying above the prison, and witnessed it crash.
At that time the guard then drove to the crash site, where the guard picked up the drone and found three cell phones, which were packaged in both black cloths and wrapped with electrical tape.
Georgia Department of Corrections representative Joan Heath said that drones have become a tool used by criminal gangs inside the prisons who want to bring in contraband, but this was the first incident they have seen in their facilities.
Authorities do not know who was operating the drone, but Heath says it is being investigated.
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