Drone To Drop Marijuana In Prison

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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty In Plot To Use Drone To Drop Marijuana In Prison

Georgia Man Pleads Guilty In Plot To Use Drone To Drop Marijuana In Prison

NBC News reports that a Georgia man pleaded guilty on Thursday to using a drone to try and drop a bag of marijuana into a prison, federal prosecutors said.

It’s being called the first known criminal prosecution of a case under a drone registration law.

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Eric Lee Brown, 35, of Lithonia, pleaded guilty to a single count of “operating an aircraft eligible for registration knowing that the aircraft is not registered to facilitate a controlled substance offense,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Georgia said in a statement.

Under a plea agreement, he faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

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Plea agreement documents suggest that prosecutors will recommend that Brown receive a downward adjustment in an advisory sentencing guideline range if he accepts responsibility.

An email to a federal defender that court documents say represents Brown was not immediately returned early Friday. Continue reading about Eric Lee Brown’s plan for his drone.

Source: NBC News


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