The senate in Georgia has passed a proposal which sets out to get tough on drone use near the state’s prisons.
According to news from WTVM, officials say the bill comes from a recent rise in the use of drones to deliver contraband to prisoners.
The proposal also prohibits drones from taking pictures inside the facilities without permission from the warden or superintendent.
The report goes on to detail how, although smuggling contraband is already illegal, the proposal adds specific penalties for using a drone to do so.
The bill is now ready to go in front of the Georgia House, with reports suggesting that violators could face a felony charge that carries a sentence of one to 10 years in prison.