A 34-year-old man from Kirkcaldy, Michael Martin, had to appear at the Perth Sheriff Court because he was accused of using a drone near the prison to smuggle drugs in late September.
Martin allegedly flew his drone over the Perth Prison on September 22nd; he also allegedly used the drone to supply the prison with marijuana, Etizolam, and Temgesic that same day. While cannabis is a class B drug, both of the others are class C drugs.
The man remained in custody.
This is just one of many known attempts of using drones to smuggle contraband into Perth Prison during the last several years.
From May of 2016 til September 2017, there have been at least six incidents where drones have flown over the prison, though it is unknown if any of those incidents involved drugs of any kind.
One of the worst attempts involved a drone carrying heroin, cell phones, USB cables, a screwdriver, cannabis, and super glue. The drone was found in April of 2017 in a garden after it had crashed.
Police found one English gang responsible for almost 50 drone flights to prisons across the country, and the gang has been charged.
The drones carry all sorts of things, including cell phones, drugs and alcohol, TV boxes, and even weapons.
CCTV cameras surrounding the Perth Prison allow staff to monitor the area for any suspicious activity, including drone deliveries.
Via: The Courier