Police Bust ​Drone Dropping Contraband Into Georgia Prison Yard

We're always hearing of new creative uses for drones, but this has got to be one of the better ones: Four people in Calhoun County, Georgia have been accused of using a mini helicopter to smuggle contraband tobacco into a prison.

Police Bust ​Drone Dropping Contraband Into Georgia Prison Yard

Georgia's WALB News 10 reports that the team was busted allegedly piloting a mini helicopter from the woods nearby Calhoun State prison. They had already made two drops of rolling tobacco into the prison yard before a guard noticed the drone hovering above the gate. A search led police to a suspicious car nearby. They searched it, and found the copter and "one or two pounds of tobacco rolled up" for delivery.

The foursome faces up to 20 years in prison for crossing prison lines with contraband, which seems pretty harsh. It's not like they Hellfired anyone.