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South Carolina man arrested after attempting to drop drugs, cell phones at Telfair State Prison

It appears he was going to drop the items via drone.

TELFAIR COUNTY, Ga. — A South Carolina man was arrested Sunday after attempting to drop drugs in the Telfair State Prison.

According to a release from Telfair County Sheriff Sim Davidson, deputies received a call of suspicious activity near the prison. 

When they arrived, they made contact with Jon-Michael Austin of Greenwood, South Carolina.  

Austin was arrested on several charges including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule 2 substance with intent to distribute, and criminal attempt to introduce contraband. 

Deputies recovered a drone and a package including marijuana, tobacco, cell phones, and fentanyl patches.

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