A former inmate of a Nebraska prison was arrested yesterday for allegedly using a drone to deliver marijuana and tobacco to the lockup in Lincoln, a smuggling bid that failed when the $1300 quadcopter crashed.
Investigators charged Robert Kinser, 37, with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a felony, in connection with a plot to introduce contraband into the Lincoln Correctional Center, which houses about 500 male prisoners.
According to an arrest warrant, an inmate on a work detail last year found a downed DJI Phantom 4 drone on prison property. Two plastic pouches holding pot, tobacco, and rolling papers were attached to the crashed unmanned aerial vehicle.
Source: The Smoking Gun