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Drone Attempts To Smuggle Contraband Into Oklahoma State Penitentiary

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Department of Corrections photo of the drone and the contraband recovered with it. Department of Corrections photo of the drone and the contraband recovered with it.
McALESTER, Oklahoma -

Someone tried to use a drone to smuggle contraband into the Oklahoma State Penitentiary Monday, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Staff members noticed a drone lying upside down on the prison grounds at about 9 a.m.

The drone was carrying a package suspended by fishing line. It contained two 12-inch hacksaw blades, a cellphone, a cellphone battery, a hands-free device, two packages of Newport Cigarettes, two packages of Black & Mild cigars, two tubes of super glue, a 5.3-ounce bag of marijuana, a 0.8 ounce bag containing methamphetamine and a bag containing less than 1 gram of heroin.

They believe the contraband snagged on the razor wire, causing it to crash. 

The DOC says it's the first time someone has tried to use a drone to smuggle contraband into prison in Oklahoma.

“I applaud and commend the quick action and diligence on the part of the staff who noticed the UAV that entered the prison grounds,” said DOC Director Robert  Patton. “We are continuing to take a broad approach to increasing awareness in dealing with contraband at all of our facilities statewide. We must maintain vigilance and stay one step ahead of the game in terms of the technology being used in and around facilities."

Patton said DOC knows about similar incidents in other states and has been prepared for one happening in Oklahoma.

The UAV has been turned over to the DOC’s Office of the Inspector General for further investigation.

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