Video shows Ohio inmate getting a drone delivery that allegedly contained drugs, cellphone

The package dropped a few feet away from the inmate at a Cuyahoga County jail. He retrieved it, wrapped it in an orange jail shirt and stepped away.

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By David K. Li

An Ohio jail inmate received a package allegedly containing a cellphone and marijuana in a daring drone drop that was captured on surveillance cameras, authorities said Thursday.

The stunning footage was recorded at some point between June 22 and 25 at a Cuyahoga County jail in Euclid, about 10 miles north of downtown Cleveland, authorities said.

The video shows several inmates in a jail courtyard, setting up what appears to be a game of cornhole.

One of the inmates looks up, apparently focusing on an object hovering above. He nearly trips over a cornhole board as a package falls just beyond his reach.

The package bounces a few feet away before the inmate walks over to it, wraps it in an orange jail shirt and steps away.

Jailers didn't see the contraband drop in at the time, a Cuyahoga County Sheriff's spokeswoman said. But jailers eventually learned of it when word-of-mouth about the drop spread among inmates, leading investigators to the contraband days later, the spokeswoman added.

Cuyahoga County Sheriff's deputies are still investigating the incident, prosecutors said.