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Photo of the week: S.C. deputies stop drone smuggling operation

Illegal items seized by deputies include marijuana, meth, cell phones and sex lube


McCormick County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook

By Corrections1 Staff

MCCORMICK, S.C. — This week’s photo of the weeks comes from the McCormick County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. Sheriff’s deputies stopped the smuggling of contraband by drone into a state prison.

”We will not tolerate unlawful activities in our county period,” Sheriff Clarke Stearns said. “Our deputies are doing one hell of a job combating illegal items headed to the state prison!”

Deputies prevented the drone smuggling of these items:

  • 1 pound of marijuana
  • 59.5g meth
  • 3-5 lbs. tobacco
  • tobacco wrapping papers
  • small baggies for distribution
  • vape pens
  • scale
  • 5 cell phones
  • sex lube

“Our drone collection is growing by the day,” Stearns said.


Contraband seized by deputies that was headed for the state prison.

McCormick County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook