Georgia Man Pleads Guilty In Plot To Use Drone To Drop Marijuana In Prison
NBC News reports that a Georgia man pleaded guilty on Thursday to using a drone to try and drop a bag of marijuana into a prison, federal prosecutors said.
It’s being called the first known criminal prosecution of a case under a drone registration law.
Eric Lee Brown, 35, of Lithonia, pleaded guilty to a single count of “operating an aircraft eligible for registration knowing that the aircraft is not registered to facilitate a controlled substance offense,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Georgia said in a statement.
Under a plea agreement, he faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
Plea agreement documents suggest that prosecutors will recommend that Brown receive a downward adjustment in an advisory sentencing guideline range if he accepts responsibility.
An email to a federal defender that court documents say represents Brown was not immediately returned early Friday. Continue reading about Eric Lee Brown’s plan for his drone.
Source: NBC News