A remote control drone left package at Washington State Prison last week.
According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, the drop occurred on Monday, July 24 at approximately 10:45 p.m. at Washington State Prison in Davisboro.
In a statement from the Georgia Department of Corrections, they explain that the drone landed on the roof of one of the buildings at Washington State Prison.
The package contained contraband including four blue Samsung Galaxy J1 cellphones, 7.8 ounces of tobacco in two individual bags, one white USB charger cable, one pound of marijuana in 16 individual bags, and 31 C-230 oxycodone pills along with some broken pieces of pills.
The Georgia Department of Corrections’ statement explains that the agency considers drones to be a serious threat to the safety and security of their operations.
During the first six months of this year, more than 35 drones have been spotted and/or confiscated.
Georgia Law regarding contraband states that if a person brings contraband, including cell phones, into any GDC facility, they will be prosecuted. Georgia law requires a penalty of one to five years in prison for any individual who introduces this contraband into a prison facility, and/or provides these items to an offender, as well as to any offender found with any of these items in their possession while under incarceration.
At this time, no arrests have been made in the Washington State Prison drone incident.