Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, spurring inmate fight

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MANSFIELD, Ohio — Officials say a drone has dropped a package of drugs into an Ohio prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight.

The package was dropped July 29 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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