Westchester County has banned drones within 1,000 feet of the county jail over concerns they could be used to drop contraband to inmates.
Those who remotely pilot a drone too close to the jail in Valhalla will face a civil penalty and fine up to $1,000 on the first offense. Break the law a second time and you could be charged with a misdemeanor.
“This legislation, along with the detection equipment we are installing, should help to provide a level of safety to both correction staff and inmates alike,” Bruce Donnelly, president of the Westchester County Correction Superior Officers Association, a union which represents jail supervisors, said in a statement …
LoHud.com (White Plains, NY) | March 19, 2017