Authorities intercept drone carrying contraband to US prison

Miami, Dec 20 (efe-epa).- A woman and her adult daughter were arrested for trying to use a drone to smuggle tobacco and cell phones to an inmate in a state prison in southeast Florida, authorities said.

The women, now free on bail, are 40-year-old Cassandra Kerr and 22-year-old Concetta Didiano, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office

The sheriff's office posted pictures of the drone the women used Sunday to try to deposit the package on the roof of the Martin Correctional Institute in Indiantown, where Kerr's husband is an inmate.

Prison staff spotted the drone in the air and notified police, who came to the site to found Kerr and Didiano driving around the facility.

Kerr was charged with introducing contraband into a correctional facility, while Didiano was accused as an accomplice.

The two women from Tampa, Florida, admitted to having bought the drone online to supply Kerr's husband.