Brown did not register the drone and did not have the certificate required to legally fly it, Peeler’s office said. He had purchased the drone the previous week at a Henry County Best Buy store, his plea deal states.
“Working with state, local and federal authorities, our office will aggressively prosecute those who choose to smuggle cellphones, drugs or any other contraband into our state prisons,” Peeler said in an emailed press release. “The use of drones is regulated by federal criminal statutes, and our office will not hesitate to use those statutes in the fight against prison contraband.”
Brown’s sentencing date was not announced. He faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, three years supervised release and a fine of $250,000.
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