Criminal Law

150 People Arrested for Allegedly Using Drones to Transport Drugs, Guns, and Cellphones Into Georgia Prisons

A monthslong probe into an alleged drone-based contraband operation in Georgia’s prisons has led to the arrest of 150 people, including eight correction officers, officials said.

The investigation, dubbed “Operation Skyhawk,” uncovered that drones were being used to move cellphones, drugs and weapons into Georgia Department of Corrections facilities, according to the governor’s office.

Search and arrest warrants were served at two locations in the Metro Atlanta area on Thursday as part of the investigation, “effectively shutting down a sophisticated, multi-state criminal enterprise that included civilians, inmates, and staff,” the governor’s office said in a press release.

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