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Marijuana drone crashes into home...   The Newsy You: News of Today

Started Dec-31 by WALTER784; 853 views.
WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Dec-31

Woman gets surprise air mail when drone carrying marijuana crashes into home

by: Ed Gallek, Peggy Gallek, Nexstar Media Wire
 
Posted: Dec 30, 2021 / 10:59 AM EST
 
RICHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – Someone in Ohio expecting a “gift” by air, and not from Santa, will now have to go the sheriff’s department to claim it.
 
Richland County Sheriff Captain Donald Zehner said a drone carrying marijuana, cell phones, and tobacco crashed into a home on Evergreen Avenue in Mansfield Monday evening. 
 
(Richland County Sheriff’s Department)
A woman living at the home heard something hit her house, ran outside and found the drone. The drone had a package attached to it with a cord.
 
The woman told deputies the drone was still “beeping” when she found it and she immediately called 911.
 
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According to the sheriff’s report, all of the lights on the drone were covered with duct tape.
 
“We believe the drone is worth about $2,100,” Zehner said. “If anybody is missing it and wants to claim it they can come to the sheriff’s office.”
 
Sheriff deputies are also asking anyone who has any information on this incident to call the METRICH Crime Tip Hotline at 419-522-7463 or the Task Force line at 419-755-9728, or Zehner at 419-774-3563.
 
 
FWIW
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jan-6

Is it legal there? Would they get arrested for the pot?

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jan-6

That's on a state by state basis, but if the police are looking for the owners, I would imagine that it's illegal.

And because they said the drone was around $2,100... it's not one of those cheap ones. They also didn't mention the amount attached to it's payload but if it's a $2,100 drone, it could be several pounds. It's a DJI Phantom 4 drone: Phantom 4 Pro - DJI but the transmission range is only 4.3 miles so where ever it took off from was less than 4.3 miles from where it crashed. It can use both a 2.4 GHz or 5.8 GHz transmission frequency.

I'm sure both the drone and also probably the parcels in the package have fingerprints on them, not to mention the two cellphones can also be traced.

>>>The deputy who arrived on the scene said he discovered multiple bags of suspected marijuana, two cellphones with chargers and a bag of suspected loose tobacco, according to the Mansfield News Journal.<<< Drone carrying marijuana crashes into Ohio house – KIRO 7 News Seattle

FWIW

  • Edited January 6, 2022 11:13 am  by  WALTER784
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jan-6

They will find the culprit.

Alfi (THIALFI)

From: Alfi (THIALFI)

Jan-6

The drone was arrested for possession with intent to sell.

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Jan-6

Hilarious!

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jan-7

ROFLMAO...

At least it won't require 3 meals a day while in jail! (* CHUCKLE *)

FWIW

Wonder if there was some kind of correctional or similar secured  facility nearby that the package was destined for. That, in other settings, generally doesn't require that kind of logistics to deliver.

WALTER784
Staff

From: WALTER784

Jan-17

It's unlikely that it would have been a correctional facility because the guards would have seen such a drone and they also probably have perimeter sensors (invisible infrared, etc.) that the drone would trigger had it flown through them.

If it were some other kind of secure facility, perhaps it had GPS jamming or GPS deflecting technology around it which bounced and sent the drone off on the wrong coordinates.

But there should be fingerprints on both the drone and the package.

FWIW

Maybe they just sent it to the wrong address. Still, why a drone unless it was being sent over some kind of land based barrier like a river or a border or something.

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