150 people arrested in sweeping Georgia investigation of drones bringing drugs and guns into prisons

Georgia officials arrested more than 150 people on Thursday in connection to a large-scale investigation into the use of drones to bring contraband into prisons.

The arrest warrants, which included those of eight Georgia Department of Corrections officials, were served at two facilities in the Atlanta area. Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) said the operation dismantled a “sophisticated multi-state criminal enterprise.” 

Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) addresses the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Atlanta on Sine Die, the last day of the legislative session, Thursday, March 28, 2024. (Arvin Temkar/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

“Georgia will not tolerate those who put our communities at risk by trafficking drugs, weapons, and contraband both in and out of our correctional facilities,” Kemp said in a statement

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