Travis Lenhoff, a 38-year-old man from Northern Kentucky, found himself facing federal charges after he sent a drone up to capture a photo of himself and his friends at the Moerlein Lager House near Great American Ballpark on Opening Day in April 2022.

After the drone returned, Lenhoff was confronted by authorities and later charged with a federal crime that could lead to up to three years in prison.

Unbeknownst to Lenhoff, he needed to register the drone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and adhere to a temporary flight restriction (TFR) around the stadium.

Drone enthusiast hopes other learn from his mistakes

On Tuesday, Lenhoff pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, expressing his hope that others would learn from his mistakes.

As part of a deal with federal prosecutors, he is expected to receive a sentence of one year of probation and 40 hours of community service. U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott could…