Dumb Criminal Alert – Did Texas Man Really Think He Would Get Away With This?
I don't put a lot of faith into thinking that criminals are smart people, in fact, I think most are complete idiots but to thing you could get away with this kind of shenanigan is beyond dumb.
Texas man caught flying drugs and other stuff into prison via drone.
Dumb Texas Criminal Alert
No kidding, I just finished watching season one of Mayor of Kingston and in one of the episodes, a kid hits a tennis ball over the wall. In it is a note to one of the prison gang leaders. I though it seemed pretty far fetched and unlikely but hey, it's Hollywood, we are lead to believe that anything's possible. Maybe this guy saw the same thing and it spawned an idea.
According to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Chad E. Meacham, 42 year old, Bryant LeRay Henderson, was taken into custody and charged with one count of attempting to provide contraband in prison, one count of serving as an airman without an airman’s certificate, and one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
Henderson was seen on video using a drone to allegedly flying a drugs, prepaid phones, and mp3 players into a Fort Worth prison yard. U.S. Attorney Chad Meacham says,
“Contraband drone deliveries are quickly becoming the bane of prison officials’ existence. Illicit goods pose a threat to guards and inmates alike – and when it comes to cell phones, the threat often extends outside prison walls. We are determined to stop this trend in its tracks."
Apparently this isn't something new.
What He's Facing
If convicted, Henderson could face up to 45 years in prison total: 20 years for attempting to provide contraband in prison, 5 years for serving as an airman without an airman’s certificate, and 20 years for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
Nothing additional for being a dumbass.