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Drone caught dropping contraband into Oklahoma prison

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Posted at 9:38 PM, Oct 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-26 21:41:07-04

Technology seems to be making things easier for everyone these days — including prisoners.

That was evident on Monday, when officials from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary discovered a drone that had crashed in an attempt to smuggle contraband into the prison.

According to a press release from the prison, the package carried by the drone contained a cell phone with a Bluetooth device, cigarettes, cigars, super glue and drugs — namely marijuana, meth and heroin. The Department of Corrections' Inspector General is conducting a deeper investigation.

This isn't the first time guards have captured smuggling drones. Earlier this month, trial dates were set for three men accused of a similar plot at a Maryland prison in August. Also in August, officials at an Ohio prison intercepted a drone carrying tobacco, marijuana and heroin after a fight broke out between inmates who recovered the device. 

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Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.

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