People use a drone to transport banned substances, and fail- DroneDJ

Ah, what people won’t do to help addicts get their fix – including flying a drone to transport banned substances to the chemically addled in confinement.

Bad idea of the day: Piloting a drone to transport banned substances and think you’ll pull it off

Uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAV) were used on two different continents this month in attempts to smuggle prohibited substances to detainees hankering for doses of sorely missed indulgences. In one of those instances, three people were arrested near the Donnacona penitentiary in Quebec on charges of using a drone to transport banned substances ­–­ including hash and methamphetamine ­– on to prison grounds. A half a world away down under, meanwhile, a tobacco-deprived woman was busted after taking a UAV delivery of cigarettes in her Gold Coast hotel during Australia’s expanding COVID-19 lockdown.

Neither operation came close to qualifying as a “drones for good” praise, though both might well be up for “drones…