Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Using a Drone to Drop Contraband Into a Prison

Back to the drawing board.

DRUG DRONE. (Photo: Pixabay)

DRUG DRONE. (Photo: Pixabay)

This sounds like it didn’t go as planned.

Some geniuses in South Carolina thought it would be a brilliant idea to smuggle a care package full of drugs, cell phones and tobacco into a maximum security prison by using a drone to deliver the items. Well, the flying robot didn’t obey because authorities say it crashed outside of the facility’s walls.

The incident happened in April, but police finally arrested one of the men they believed was behind the debacle this week. Yesterday, 28-year-old Brenton Lee Doyle appeared in court for a hearing. He faces charges of trying to introduce contraband into a prison and for possessing “roofies,” Reuters reports.

Mr. Doyle claims he’s never seen the drone and denies any involvement. Police are searching for another suspect.