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Man tried to fly drugs into jail using a drone, but police grabbed the package as it hung in the air: report

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Source: Washington County Sheriff's Office

Mar. 26 2022, Published 1:05 p.m. ET

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A man tried to fly contraband into a jail and was identified when deputies saw the drone hovering above the suspect, according to a report.

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This week, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee arrested Dustin Garland, 31, in connection to the incident.

Detention officers saw a drone carrying a package wrapped in black electrical tape suspended by a fishing line. The drone operator was trying to deliver the package, which had suboxone, oxycodone and tobacco into the prison.

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Officers grabbed the package and broke the fishing line, according to the sheriff’s office.

The drone tried to fly away but crashed in the woods when the finishing line was blown into a propeller, according to the sheriff’s office.

Police saw Garland standing under the hovering drone and walking away from the scene when the drone crashed, the sheriff’s office noted. He was arrested and had a backpack that had items related to the crime.

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Garland was charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and flying a drone over government property.

To add insult to injury, police said they booked Garland into the same jail.

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Source: Washington County Sheriff's Office
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