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(Washington Times)   Flying your drone into a prison yard to drop tobacco products is frowned upon by the State of Georgia   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 41
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2013-11-27 07:13:14 PM
If you're going to use a drone to drop contraband, surely you can find something better to drop than tobacco, right?
 
2013-11-27 07:13:40 PM
I think it'd be awesome to wait until a pile of people are in the yard and then drop a big pile of medieval weapons in there.
 
2013-11-27 07:16:01 PM
Amerika. Where every RC airplane enthusiast is now a terrorist operating a drone.
 
2013-11-27 07:16:16 PM
Honestly given today's tech and the really far behind systems in most areas...I'm really surprised more people don't escape. I've thought about this a bit, and people I consider my family I can't imagine any of them committing any serious crime (like murder). I think with most minor shiat, it's probably easier to simply do your time (even if innocent) than to escape and have to hide out for a very long time. But a long sentence or a life sentence, the risk would be worth it to most people.
 
2013-11-27 07:16:49 PM
That's pretty damn clever actually.
 
2013-11-27 07:17:56 PM

Nick Nostril: Amerika. Where every RC airplane enthusiast is now a terrorist operating a drone.


Quick way to make sure only the authorities have them

/*opens new box of foil*
 
2013-11-27 07:18:09 PM

super_grass: That's pretty damn clever actually.


Except they didn't think to drive away or abandon the bird and got caught.
 
2013-11-27 07:19:10 PM

Atomic Spunk: If you're going to use a drone to drop contraband, surely you can find something better to drop than tobacco, right?


Actually I bet that's the most difficult contraband in many prisons now. You can't make it or a suitable substitute inside. It needs to be kept dry & it's relatively bulky, so that limits a lot of smuggling potential. Just a guess though. I'm sure there's gotta be some FARKers who work in prisons who'd know. I wonder if nicotine substitutes (gum, patches) are also valuable contraband now.
 
2013-11-27 07:21:42 PM
Awesomest story ever!

/hey prisoners need their smokes too
//that's why taking them off commissary was s-t-o-o-p-I-d
///cuz YOU (Georgia prison authorities) could have been paid for that drop
 
2013-11-27 07:21:46 PM
What a grounded drone might look like:

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2013-11-27 07:23:24 PM

super_grass: That's pretty damn clever actually.


Not really. It didn't work.

Like this cat-astrophe from Brazil.

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global.fncstatic.com
 
2013-11-27 07:24:50 PM
"Everybody had several cell phones with different contacts," Sheriff Hilton said.

Ooo...how incriminating.  This Eloise person (contact #38) is clearly in the thick of narcotrafficking, perhaps a ringleader of tobacco distribution on the entire east coast. Let's go raid her house.
 
2013-11-27 07:25:25 PM

super_grass: That's pretty damn clever actually.


clever was the guys in Las Vegas lobbing tennis balls, filled with contraband, over the walls at the city jail in Las Vegas via tennis ball cannon from a block away.  they never caught those guys.
 
2013-11-27 07:27:38 PM
"After we gained consent to search the car we found the helicopter and I don't know exactly how much it was but probably about one or two pounds of tobacco wrapped up," Sheriff Josh Hilton told the news station.

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2013-11-27 07:28:26 PM

Theaetetus: "After we gained consent to search the car we found the helicopter and I don't know exactly how much it was but probably about one or two pounds of tobacco wrapped up," Sheriff Josh Hilton told the news station.

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hee hee hee you always crack me up :)
 
2013-11-27 07:28:36 PM
Way to sensationalize an rc helicopter submitard.
 
2013-11-27 07:29:02 PM
Four individuals - Marc Lee Circle, Aaron Clint Foster, Angel Omega Thomas and Donavan Aaron Johnson - were apprehended for the crime. They could face up to 20 years in prison for attempting to deliver the contraband.

I would love to see the jury in Georgia that would convict people for twenty years for delivering cigarettes.
 
2013-11-27 07:30:33 PM
theticketbooth.files.wordpress.com
Any man caught smoking, spends a night in the box.
 
2013-11-27 07:31:57 PM

Lady Indica: Atomic Spunk: If you're going to use a drone to drop contraband, surely you can find something better to drop than tobacco, right?

Actually I bet that's the most difficult contraband in many prisons now. You can't make it or a suitable substitute inside. It needs to be kept dry & it's relatively bulky, so that limits a lot of smuggling potential. Just a guess though. I'm sure there's gotta be some FARKers who work in prisons who'd know. I wonder if nicotine substitutes (gum, patches) are also valuable contraband now.


I was thinking cocaine, weed, heroin, pills or meth would be a hell of a lot more enjoyable than tobacco, and just as easy, if not easier to smuggle. Tobacco isn't very mind-altering.
 
2013-11-27 07:32:01 PM
Fine. Whatever. But the keister stashes were so old and busted they were dropping out the pants legs.
 
2013-11-27 07:32:28 PM

rkiller1: [theticketbooth.files.wordpress.com image 627x379]
Any man caught smoking, spends a night in the box.


If she smokes, she po- wait, whose box?
 
2013-11-27 07:38:30 PM

stonelotus: super_grass: That's pretty damn clever actually.

clever was the guys in Las Vegas lobbing tennis balls, filled with contraband, over the walls at the city jail in Las Vegas via tennis ball cannon from a block away.  they never caught those guys.


wait...wha?

That was a thing? Neato!
 
2013-11-27 07:43:27 PM

Hz so good: stonelotus: super_grass: That's pretty damn clever actually.

clever was the guys in Las Vegas lobbing tennis balls, filled with contraband, over the walls at the city jail in Las Vegas via tennis ball cannon from a block away.  they never caught those guys.

wait...wha?

That was a thing? Neato!


That's how the illegals are crossing the border too. Launch'm!
 
2013-11-27 07:46:17 PM
.........but............why...........?
 
2013-11-27 07:48:53 PM
So what is the logic behind banning cigarettes in jails/prisons anyway?
 
2013-11-27 07:58:25 PM

Atomic Spunk: Lady Indica: Atomic Spunk: If you're going to use a drone to drop contraband, surely you can find something better to drop than tobacco, right?

Actually I bet that's the most difficult contraband in many prisons now. You can't make it or a suitable substitute inside. It needs to be kept dry & it's relatively bulky, so that limits a lot of smuggling potential. Just a guess though. I'm sure there's gotta be some FARKers who work in prisons who'd know. I wonder if nicotine substitutes (gum, patches) are also valuable contraband now.

I was thinking cocaine, weed, heroin, pills or meth would be a hell of a lot more enjoyable than tobacco, and just as easy, if not easier to smuggle. Tobacco isn't very mind-altering.


I think the difficulty of smuggling cigarettes was the point of this particular approach.
 
2013-11-27 08:03:19 PM

UsikFark: super_grass: That's pretty damn clever actually.

Except they didn't think to drive away or abandon the bird and got caught.


Don't think they knew at that point, that the bird had been seen and was followed back to POO
Seems like they got caught in the act
Still, seems clever to me
Read an article recently where at a concert, you could order a Drone beer drop, via GPS activated Smart Phone
Drone would come overhead an drop a six pack
Kinda same cool thing
 
2013-11-27 08:03:44 PM
CSB: I do a lot of running in a park nearby where there is a dedicated area for RC planes. I go by there at odd hours and usually see people flying. It's surprisingly how much that area gets used. Usually I assume they're all terrorists or pervs but now I see that some of them are prison smugglers too. Degenerates, the lot of them.

/it actually looks pretty cool
//but expensive and I think after a while it would get kinda dull
 
2013-11-27 08:03:52 PM

fusillade762: Atomic Spunk: Lady Indica: Atomic Spunk: If you're going to use a drone to drop contraband, surely you can find something better to drop than tobacco, right?

Actually I bet that's the most difficult contraband in many prisons now. You can't make it or a suitable substitute inside. It needs to be kept dry & it's relatively bulky, so that limits a lot of smuggling potential. Just a guess though. I'm sure there's gotta be some FARKers who work in prisons who'd know. I wonder if nicotine substitutes (gum, patches) are also valuable contraband now.

I was thinking cocaine, weed, heroin, pills or meth would be a hell of a lot more enjoyable than tobacco, and just as easy, if not easier to smuggle. Tobacco isn't very mind-altering.

I think the difficulty of smuggling cigarettes was the point of this particular approach.


Oh, right. I misread Lady Indica's response.
 
2013-11-27 08:03:53 PM

Hz so good: stonelotus: super_grass: That's pretty damn clever actually.

clever was the guys in Las Vegas lobbing tennis balls, filled with contraband, over the walls at the city jail in Las Vegas via tennis ball cannon from a block away.  they never caught those guys.

wait...wha?

That was a thing? Neato!


Mexican cartels have used  slingshots to get drugs over the fence.
 
2013-11-27 08:08:03 PM
I'm surprised this has not happened before.  I would also think that rc ground, water and air vehicles are used to send contraband across borders.

I'm also surprised that they have not been used by protestors at world political and economic summits who are kept away from the "action".
 
2013-11-27 08:21:18 PM

talkertopc: I'm surprised this has not happened before.  I would also think that rc ground, water and air vehicles are used to send contraband across borders.

I'm also surprised that they have not been used by protestors at world political and economic summits who are kept away from the "action".


lparchive.org
Too difficult to fly.
 
2013-11-27 08:26:23 PM
bmr68:

Mexican cartels have used  slingshots to get drugs over the fence.

Well, yeah, that's expected, but lobbing tennis balls full of drugs *from a block away* in Vegas and not getting caught is pretty noteworthy. That's just damn cool!
 
2013-11-27 08:52:28 PM

Russ1642: I think it'd be awesome to wait until a pile of people are in the yard and then drop a big pile of medieval weapons in there.


Set up cameras first, record the action, then sell the footage to the news networks.

Also, best if there's a celebrity it two in the yard at the time.
 
2013-11-27 08:55:10 PM

Russ1642: I think it'd be awesome to wait until a pile of people are in the yard and then drop a big pile of medieval weapons in there.


This is America.

They should drop guns. Lots of guns.
 
2013-11-27 09:10:06 PM

Theaetetus: talkertopc: I'm surprised this has not happened before.  I would also think that rc ground, water and air vehicles are used to send contraband across borders.

I'm also surprised that they have not been used by protestors at world political and economic summits who are kept away from the "action".

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Too difficult to fly.


Worst. Sidequest. EVER.
 
2013-11-27 09:44:28 PM
Great. Now all our prisons want AA installations. It's all crime-fighting fun and security gamrs until a regional turboprop gets knocked out of the night sky. Harumpf.
 
2013-11-27 09:46:16 PM
Wow, this far through and not one Walking Dead reference? It's pretty much set up like an actual freaking plot point for godssakes.
 
2013-11-27 10:07:20 PM

berylman: Ooo...how incriminating.  This Eloise person (contact #38) is clearly in the thick of narcotrafficking, perhaps a ringleader of tobacco distribution on the entire east coast. Let's go raid her house.


Considering that smuggling contraband into a prison is a felony, I don't think they need a reason to raid her house.
 
2013-11-27 11:15:45 PM
Also wanted for questioning...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-28 12:29:40 AM

DownDaRiver: UsikFark: super_grass: That's pretty damn clever actually.

Except they didn't think to drive away or abandon the bird and got caught.

Don't think they knew at that point, that the bird had been seen and was followed back to POO
Seems like they got caught in the act
Still, seems clever to me
Read an article recently where at a concert, you could order a Drone beer drop, via GPS activated Smart Phone
Drone would come overhead an drop a six pack
Kinda same cool thing


Yeah, nobody saw the helicopter, which has day-glow paint and six rotors. I don't know how much a tobacco drop is worth at that particular correctional facility, but regardless of the risk/benefit it's cheaper to let the toy go than get caught. My assumption is that they were training to drop something a bit more addictive and/or lucrative. In that case, they could likely lose dozens of the toys (which cost less than $50-100 depending on model) and still turn a profit in money or notoriety. Getting your car towed probably costs more than the toys.
 
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