The Cuyahoga County Police Department has released a video that captured one inmate catching drugs and a cellphone that fell from the sky.
The video captured by jail security cameras show inmates playing corn-hole during their yard time, but not everyone was focused on the game. One of the inmates can be seen walking around the small enclosed open aired area, holding his shirt out and looking up at the sky.
INCOMING: A small package falls from the sky into the courtyard of an Ohio jail, where a prisoner shoves it under his shirt before walking off. The package contained marijuana and a cell phone, according to authorities. https://t.co/PnAGv8TYG8 pic.twitter.com/SrrIiYG7KC— ABC News (@ABC) September 25, 2019
Then, as if it were a gift from god, the drop is made and the inmate tucks the drugs into his pants and makes a clean get away, or so he thinks.
Drone smuggling has become a real issue for prisons around the country as inmates have learned to adapt and advance their drug smuggling capabilities.
This short HBO Vice documentary takes a more in depth look into what prisons are doing to stop the drone drops.
We can't imagine it would be too hard to track down the person controlling the drone, and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office hopes to do just that as they have launched a full investigation into the incident.
We really are living in the future!