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Texas man accused of using drone to deliver drugs

On Behalf of | Aug 20, 2022 | Criminal Defense |

Texas police arrived at the private residence of a 42-year-old man on a recent Thursday in order to take him into custody. As in all criminal court cases, the man is guaranteed an opportunity to refute the charges against him. It is typically best to secure criminal defense support in cases like this rather than trying to handle court proceedings alone.  

In this case, the man is accused of using a drone to deliver drugs to a prison. Prison officials say that they are seeing this type of alleged scheme more frequently. A federal agent who is involved in this particular case said that many people are using advanced technology to help them commit drug crimes.  

Drone crashed inside a federal correctional facility courtyard 

Investigators claim that the man in question intentionally flew a drone into airspace over a federal correctional center in Fort Worth. Prison officials claim that the drone crashed inside a fenced in yard and that they discovered drugs attached to the apparatus. Officials also stated that, in addition to suspected methamphetamine and THC, there were smart phones and mp3 players attached to the drone.  

Police discovered a vehicle with more items inside 

Texas police and federal investigators say that surveillance footage led them to a vehicle that belonged to the man who has been arrested for alleged drug crimes. Investigators say there were controllers inside the car that paired with the drone that crashed inside prison walls. Being accused of a crime does not necessarily mean a defendant will be convicted, and the man in this case will have an opportunity to build a strong defense before heading to court.