A drone dropped a package of heroin, marijuana and tobacco in the recreation yard of an Ohio prison last week, sparking a fight among inmates trying to pick up the contraband, prison officials said on Tuesday.
“Upon reviewing the cameras, it was determined that a drone passed over the recreation yards immediately before the fight began,” the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in an incident report.
There were no significant injuries to staff or inmates in the July 27 fight, which was broken up by corrections officers using pepper spray at the Mansfield Correctional Institution.
The prison, located about 70 miles southwest of Cleveland, houses about 2,700 inmates, according to its website.
The package was recovered and contained about 145 grams of tobacco (five ounces), 65 grams (two ounces) of marijuana, and nearly 7 grams (0.2 ounces) of heroin, it said.
Last year, a drone was used to try to smuggle phones, marijuana and tobacco into a South Carolina maximum security prison, but it crashed outside the facility’s walls.
Pence biographer confirms Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are trying to dump vice president: ‘That’s all real’
President Donald Trump is purposefully humiliating his vice president with a series of loyalty tests as his daughter and son-in-law scheme to find a replacement as his 2020 running mate, according to a new biography.
Journalist Tom LoBianco, who has covered Mike Pence's political career since its very beginning, previewed his new biography, "Piety & Power," on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"Over the summer he had two terrible events in July," LoBianco said. "The weird thing where he flies out to New Hampshire, gets called back to the last minute. Then they send him to a detention camp and there is a terrible video of him with a grim face, which should have been Trump. That should have been the president, not the vice president, that's what VP's aides and allies are telling me. They see that as Trump yanking on the leash."
This influential feminist philosopher didn’t believe in being ‘a strong woman’ — here’s why
In The Second Sex (1949), Simone de Beauvoir argued that women were at a disadvantage in a society where they grew up under ‘a multiplicity of incompatible myths’ about women. Instead of being encouraged to dream their own dreams and pursue meaningful projects for their lives, Beauvoir argued that the ‘myths’ proposed to women, whether in literature or history, science or psychoanalysis, encouraged them to believe that to be a woman was to be for others – and especially for men. Throughout childhood, girls were fed a steady diet of stories that led them to believe that to succeed as a woman was to succeed at love – and that to succeed at other things would make them less lovable.
Russia adopts Paris climate agreement: decree
Russia's prime minister on Monday gave formal support to the Paris climate agreement and ordered Russian laws to be adapted to its obligations, according to a decree posted on the government's website.
The document signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says that Russia is formally adopting the 2015 Paris agreement and will now "allocate financial resources... to developing countries for prevention and adaptation to climate change."
While not formally named a "ratification," the government said in a statement that the decree signifies Russia's adoption of the agreement and "Russia's consent to the obligations under the Paris Agreement".