Drone’s heroin delivery to Ohio prison yard prompts fight among inmates

Nine clash after drone drops package of heroin, marijuana and tobacco, leading officers to use pepper spray and strip-search 205 prisoners

A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials have said.

The package was dropped 29 July at the Mansfield correctional institution in Ohio. It contained seven grams (almost a quarter of an ounce) of heroin, 57 grams (more than two ounces) of marijuana, and 140 grams (more than five ounces) of tobacco, JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for the department of rehabilitation and correction, told the Mansfield News Journal.

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