Florida mom, daughter used drone to deliver contraband on prison roof, deputies say

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A Florida woman and her daughter were arrested after they attempted to use a drone to deliver tobacco and cell phones to a state prison, deputies said.

Prison guards at Martin Correctional Institute in Indiantown, Florida said they noticed the drone as it flew over the prison’s rooftop. The contraband was supposed to be delivered on the roof, deputies said. Prison staff contacted the Martin County Sheriff’s Office after they were alerted to the hovering object.

When deputies responded, they said they located 40-year old Casandra Kerr and her daughter, 22-year old Cencetta Didiano, driving around the facility. The duo, who are originally from Tampa, admitted they purchased the drone on E-bay, hoping to deliver the items to a relative, investigators said.

Both were taken into custody. 

“A mother daughter duo hoping to spread some holiday cheer to an inmate at the Martin Correctional Institute, was arrested,” according to a Facebook post by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. “The package of Christmas deliverables, was collected and is being held in the sheriff’s workshop, also known as the evidence compound.”