Drone tried to deliver phones, narcotics to Buckeye prison

BUCKEYE, AZ - A drone tried to deliver illegal contraband items to a prison in Arizona. 

The Arizona Department of Corrections said on September 24, a homemade drone tried to deliver items to ASPC-Lewis in Buckeye.  

Correctional Officers found the wreckage and took the items, which included cell phones and narcotics. 

The drone crashed in a “no man’s land” security zone that is not accessible to inmates. 

Investigators have been unable to trace the origin of the drone.

This was the first known encounter of a drone at an Arizona state prison. 


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