Mother and daughter duo arrested over prison contraband drone delivery

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A mother and daughter in Florida have been arrested and accused of delivering contraband via drone into a nearby prison.

The pair, who live in Tampa Bay, allegedly flew the package onto the roof of the Martin Correctional Institute in Indiantown.

According to a report from Fox News, they were trying to deliver tobacco and  mobile phones to an inmate who is believed to be a close family member.

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Officials revealed that guards quickly noticed the drone and alerted the sheriff’s office meaning the delivery was unsuccessful.

Deputies then found the pair driving around the outside of the facility which subsequently led to their arrest.

Drones being used for delivery into prisons have become increasingly common.

Read CDP’s report on how HMP Bristol is becoming increasingly concerned with the problem here:

Drug delivery drones becoming a ‘real challenge’ for Bristol prison

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