Drones, cellphones used in Ga. prison meth operation

Inmates used cellphones delivered by unmanned drones in a methamphetamine operation that was financed by a Georgia lottery winner, according to a media report.

A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday lays out the “manner and means” used to carry out the conspiracy that included Ronnie Music Jr. of Waycross, the Florida Times-Union reported.

Music, 45, won $3 million in a Georgia Lottery game in 2015. He pleaded guilty in July to federal drug trafficking and firearms charges, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Music and others possessed and distributed meth in Ware County and elsewhere, prosecutors said. Waycross is about 240 miles southeast of Atlanta. Music is awaiting sentencing.

The indictment said inmates in a Forsyth, Ga., prison used the smuggled cellphones to coordinate, plan and facilitate drug deals on the outside, the paper reported.