Louisiana police bust huge plot to deliver drugs by drones to prisons across the US
Among all the cases of drones deployed to deliver drugs and other contraband into prisons around the globe that DroneDJ has reported over the months, the plot busted by Louisiana police this month is one of the largest and most audacious of those aerial criminal enterprises.
Cops in Grant Parish, Louisiana, announced they’d crashed the enormous prison drug delivery scheme before it could even get off the ground earlier this month. It began when a traffic stop discovered the car’s occupants were transporting an estimated $1,286,500 in narcotics. Louisiana officers also found two Autel Robotics Evo II Pro drones, eight cell phones, and several replacement batteries.
The intent behind the somewhat bizarre mix of dope and drones quickly became clear, when inquisitive police also found what Grant Paris Sheriff Steven McCain described as “a list of seven different facilities in the United States they were supposed to go to and drop off…