Drugs Stories January 13

Drones have been delivering everything from life-saving medicine to coffee for some time now, but a Seattle company hopes to add cannabis to the list by using drones to deliver it directly to dispensaries.

GRN Holdings announced the move publicly in December when it signed a letter of intent to purchase drones for cannabis delivery.

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Drugs Stories January 29, 2019

Drug gang used drones to spy on Spanish police. The gang allegedly used the drones to spot possible police presence before bringing in shipments of hashish. Police arrested the 12 suspected gang members in the town of La Linea de la Concepcion, Spain.

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Drugs Stories October 4, 2018

In a less than genius move, a Scottish gang filmed themselves with the drone, they were going to use to fly drugs into prison. The drone crashed on the prison grounds and was picked up by a guard who found all the incriminating footage, including faces, a house number and a car that belonged to them.

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Drugs Stories December 28, 2017

On Tuesday, a Southern California man and woman got busted by the police for delivering drugs by drone to their customers in a nearby parking lot. The couple, Benjamin Paul Baldassarre, 39, and Ashley Lauren Carroll, 31, lived with a 9-year-old girl in their drug littered home. They were charged with possession of controlled substances for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia and child endangerment, City News Service reported.

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Drugs Stories October 22, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection released b-roll video footage showing various prototypes of the border wall Trump promised during his campaign. The video is shot from a drone that flies over the various wall prototypes and like Matt Novak from Gizmodo points out: “the drone video of border wall prototypes accidently shows how worthless the wall would be.” Trump said that the purpose of the wall was to stop: “drugs from pouring into this country”. However, any affordable and easily obtainable consumer drone would have no problem flying over the wall to drop drugs on the other side.

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Drugs Stories October 20, 2017

The Liverpool Echo reported that a man was arrested after a foiled drone drugs drop-off at the Walton Prison in Liverpool, England. Prison staff had sighted the drone flying over the prison on Thursday, October 19, around 12:40am with a package hanging below it. Merseyside police officers came out and located a man in a nearby field. The package contained not only drugs but also mobile phones and tobacco. Very similar to the drop-off attempt we reported on earlier in Michigan. The suspect in this case fled but was apprehended in a backyard on Stuart Road North in Bootle. The drone and controller were located in the field. Another package was later found under a van on Stuart Road North. It contained mobile phones, cannabis, and tobacco.

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