Florida man who shot down sheriff’s drone is facing serious jail time

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Thirty years. That’s how long 51-year-old Wendell Doyle Goney could spend in federal prison if he’s proven guilty. His crime? Destruction of a drone belonging to Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Florida and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

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More people using a drone to transport banned substances (and getting promptly caught)

Ah, what people won’t do to help addicts get their fix – including flying a drone to transport banned substances to the chemically addled in confinement.

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Franco-Spanish raid busts criminals using souped-up drone to transport drugs

A police raid in Spain has busted a ring of criminals using a muscled-up drone to transport drugs into Europe. It’s not impossible the suspected organizers in Morocco are lamenting the arrest of their four gang cohorts less than the loss of their impressive craft.

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O Brother! Siblings planning illegal prison drone deliveries wind up in jail. Dude…

A pair of brothers thought organizing illicit drone deliveries into a US prison was a great idea – possibly even super-genius. And it was – if, that is, setting two different legal precedents for convictions on federal drone laws was the objective.

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UK thieves using drones to spot loot worth stealing from… gardens?

You’ve heard of the UK’s Great Train Robbery, but how about the Massive UK Garden Heists? It’s a thieving spree currently creating consternation in Britain – and drones are playing part in it.

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Drones try to smuggle over $300K in drugs across US border

Most drones can’t carry a lot of weight. But it doesn’t take much cargo to make money when your product is worth $12,750 per pound. That’s the price a load of cocaine flown into the US from Mexico could have fetched, if Border Patrol agents hadn’t foiled the operation.

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