CALHOUN CO. Ga. – Several crooks were caught trying to air drop tobacco to South Georgia prisoners with the help of a remote controlled helicopter. Unfortunately for the crooks, the small helicopter was noticed flying over the gates by a lieutenant from the Calhoun State Prison.
Authorities then went searching and later noticed a suspicious black dodge with Gwinnett County tags on Edison Street.
Sheriff Hilton said, “After we gained consent to search the car we found the helicopter and I don’t know exactly how much it was but probably about one or two pounds of tobacco rolled up.”
The four suspects were apprehended and jailed for the crime: Marc Lee Circle, Aaron Clint Foster, Angel Omega Thomas, Donavan AaSen. Ron Johnson (R-WI).
“Everybody had several cell phones with different contacts. People try different things but the helicopter was something new. It is a surprise I’ve never seen a helicopter. They were in the woods flying it they had binoculars evidently so they could watch it,” Hilton said.
It is a felony to cross prison guard lines with contraband and if convicted, the suspects could face up to 20 years in prison.