2 men arrested for using drones to fly illegal material into S.C. prison

FILE - In this June 11, 2015 file photo, a hexacopter drone is flown in Cordova, Md. Pilot reports of drone sightings so far this year are more than double last year, the Federal Aviation Administration reported Thursday. ¶ There have been more than 650 reports this year by pilots of unmanned aircraft flying near manned aircraft, according to the FAA. There were 238 drone sightings in all of 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

LANCASTER Co. SC (WJBF) – Two men are arrested on May 4, 2017, for using drones to fly illegal material into a South Carolina prison.

It happened near Kershaw Correctional in Lancaster County.

This is the second time a person used a drone to fly contraband into a prison in South Carolina.

It happened in 2014 at Lee Correctional Institution, and the suspect then was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.

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