Texas Man Caught Delivering Crystal Meth, Smartphones to Prison Via Drone
Criminals are starting to use technology to 'get the job done.' Last week, a Texas man was arrested for attempting to deliver crystal meth, pressed THC, prepaid smartphones, and mp3 players.to prisoners by drone to prisoners at Federal Medical Center Fort Worth. According to a press release issued by the United States Department of Justice, a Smithville man who allegedly flew a drone loaded with drugs and other contraband into prison has been federally charged! Bryant LeRay Henderson, 42, was arrested at his residence in Smithville on Thursday.
The drone crashed inside a secure, fenced-in yard near the prison’s HVAC shop, where staff recovered it. Affixed to the drone was a package containing 46 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 87 grams of pressed THC, two prepaid smartphones, and nine mp3 players. Law enforcement pulled surveillance video from a nearby high school and observed a young male drive up in a red Chevy Tahoe. After a little detective work, they found Mr. Henderson’s debit card inside of the vehicle. Also confiscated were a DJI drone controller, various drone accessories, 18 smartphones, tobacco products, and vacuum-packed containers with steroid labels connected to a fishing line and a key ring. Getting contraband to prisoners by drone is something that has started to trend among criminals.
If convicted he faces up to 45 years total in prison: 20 years for attempting to provide contraband in prison, 5 years for serving as an airman without an airman’s certificate, and 20 years for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Read the full story.