MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) – Officials say a drone dropped a package of drugs into a northern Ohio prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight.
The package was dropped last Wednesday at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 65 miles southwest of Cleveland.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction tells the Mansfield News Journal it contained almost a quarter of an ounce of heroin, over 2 ounces of marijuana and more than 5 ounces of tobacco.
Officials say video footage shows the drone over recreation yards immediately before a fight began.
An investigation determined the drone dropped a package intended for an inmate on the north recreation yard, and it was thrown over a fence to the south recreation yard.
The inmates were separated and searched. No injuries were reported.
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