Powder Springs convict, brother sentenced for using drone in Georgia prison smuggling scheme

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A Cobb County man and his brother were recently convicted of trying to use a drone to smuggle contraband into a Georgia state prison.

U.S. Department of Justice officials say the Georgia men’s prosecution is likely the first nationwide for illegally piloting a drone without obtaining the required FAA airman’s certification.

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A federal judge sentenced George Henry Lo, 27, of Powder Springs, and his 25-year-old brother Nicholas Michael Lo to 12 months in federal prison. Both men pleaded guilty to charges and U.S. District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. handed down the sentences June 29, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office.

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