Video: Drone Drops Off Weed & Cell Phone To Jail Inmates
New video released by Cuyahoga County shows a drone dropping off contraband to inmates at the county jail’s Euclid annex—a story News 5 investigators first told you about in July.
The video, captured on a jail security camera, shows several inmates playing cornhole inside a fenced-off outdoor recreation area.
The inmate can be seen walking over to the satchel where he drops the shirt on top of it, bends over and picks the shirt up with the concealed item inside. Then the man casually walks out of view of the camera.
According to authorities, the satchel contained a cell phone and marijuana.
Following the incident, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation. When the drone incident occurred, it was the second time in two days authorities said an investigation was opened into possible drug smuggling into the facility.
Just a day prior, authorities discovered a hole dug into the wall of an eighth-floor jail cell.