A homemade drone carrying drugs crash-landed in an Arizona prison yard—but authorities still haven’t figured out who sent it.
The badly botched delivery of cell phones and illicit substances soared over the Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis in Buckeye in September and fell into a secure zone only accessible to corrections officers, according to The Arizona Republic.
The payload included two cell phones bundled up with freezer bags of pot and wrapped in an orange sweatshirt, officials said.
But it wasn’t immediately clear who sent the illicit payload, so investigators shipped it off to the state crime lab for fingerprinting.
According to authorities, this was the first known incident of a drug drone being dropped at an Arizona state prison, but it certainly wasn’t the first such hoosegow delivery.
In 2015, a drug-laden drone sparked a rec yard brawl at an Ohio prison, as The Fix previously reported. That summer, a drone carrying pot, heroin and tobacco dropped its payload into the Mansfield Correctional Institution recreation area.
Officials didn’t immediately notice the contraband drop-off, but they did spot the fight, which