Last week, federal agents dismantled two major drone operations responsible for delivering drugs and Contraband to PlEASAnt Valley State Prison and the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth. The drones carried marijuana, synthetic cannabis (spice/K2), butane oil, and a variety of other drugs and illicit items.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California, announced in a press release that four defendants were indicted for their roles in delivering drugs to prisons via drones.

  • Michael Ray Acosta, 48, already incarcerated at Pleasant Valley State Prison, faces conspiracy to distribute drugs and federal racketeering charges.
  • Jose Enrique Oropeza, 34, from Colton, California, has been charged with conspiracy to own and operate an unregistered drone, among other charges.
  • Rosendo Rene Ramirez, 34, and David Ramirez Jr., 34, both from Sacramento, are each charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs using an unregistered drone and several other offenses….