Man and female inmate face charges for smuggling drugs into California jail using drone

A man and a female inmate each face multiple charges including smuggling controlled substances into a correctional facility and conspiracy.

The drone is suspected of carrying heroin, methamphetamine, Xanax and muscle relaxers into the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, California.

The inmate is accused of using a jailhouse phone to direct the man where to fly the drone, prosecutors say.

The man was arrested at a Costa Mesa apartment on Tuesday. He faces additional charges including drug possession and possession of an assault weapon, prosecutors said. He’s also suspected of using an assumed identity to rent his apartment and buy a 2018 BMW, they said.

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