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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Officials: Arrests in drone plot to supply prison contraband

JESSUP, Md. —State officials caught a drone in the act of trying to deliver prison contraband into a maximum-security state prison in western Maryland.

"You can't make this stuff up," Secretary Stephen Moyer of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said.

Moyer said good intelligence helped authorities foil a drone caper in a contraband delivery plot.

"This case began on Saturday around 8 p.m., (when) officers at the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland spotted a vehicle on a road that runs off U.S. 220 near our Cumberland prison complex," Moyer said.

Police arrested two men in that vehicle. They were identified as Thaddeus Shortz and Keith Russell Brand.



Anonymous said...

Russell Brand? He is hilarious. I know not same dude but can see him doing this as a stunt or in a movie.

Anonymous said...

Drones have dropped cigarettes in the open yard at Wicomico Jail.

Anonymous said...

Yes they have, the inmates find them all the time out there, it is funny there haven't been handcuff keys dropped yet.