prison contraband

Apr 13, 2016

Final defendant gets 13 years in Md. prison drone case

CUMBERLAND — The last of three defendants has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for trying to fly contraband into a maximum-security state prison aboard a drone aircraft. The Office of the State’s Attorney for Allegany County said in a news release that 25-year-old Thaddeus Shortz of Knoxville was sentenced Tuesday. He had been […]

Mar 18, 2016

Maryland inmate convicted in prison drone conspiracy

A jury convicted a Maryland inmate Thursday of conspiring with two other men to fly drugs and other contraband into a maximum-security prison aboard a drone, a case that exposed a weakness in an inmate dog-training program. Investigators testified at an earlier trial that Charles W. Brook was in a dog-training program that enabled him […]

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