Drone drops drugs into Ohio prison, starts inmate fight
Officials say a drone dropped a package of drugs into a U.S. prison yard.
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:28PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, August 4, 2015 4:54PM EDT
MANSFIELD, Ohio -- Officials say a drone has dropped a package of drugs into a U.S. prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight.
The package was dropped last week at the Mansfield Correctional Institution in Ohio state. A corrections official told a local newspaper that it contained almost 7 grams of heroin, more than 57 grams of marijuana and more than 140 grams of tobacco.
Officials say video footage shows the drone over recreation yards immediately before a fight began. An investigation determined the drone dropped a package intended for an inmate on the north recreation yard, and it was thrown over a fence to the south recreation yard.
The inmates were separated and searched. No injuries were reported.