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 Aaron Johnson.
“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.