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Drug-carrying drone bound for prison lands outside Virginia school

By: Wayne Covil

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. — A drug-carrying drone bound for a Virginia correctional facility missed its intended target and landed outside a school, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

The drone was carrying a package that contained marijuana, tobacco, cellphones, and a USB‑C to lightning converter, investigators shared.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to Brunswick Academy in Lawrenceville at about 8:24 a.m. Monday when school employees reported “a suspicious package” outside the school.

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office

“During our investigation, it was determined that this package was dropped around 5:40 a.m. due to the fact that the witness saw a drone during that time land on the grounds,” Brunswick County Sheriff Brian Roberts wrote in an email. “Soon thereafter, the witness saw a small dark-colored sedan come into the parking lot of the school and grab the drone.”

The people in the car left the package behind, according to investigators.

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office

“Based on our investigation, it is obviously apparent that the package was intended to be dropped at the adjacent property of the Lawrenceville Correctional Center which is operated by a private company named The GEO Group,”

Source: https://newsbeyonddetroit.net/2021/09/15/drug-carrying-drone-bound-for-prison-lands-outside-virginia-school/

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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