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I wonder. If the drone was registered. Would he get a lighter sentence?
 
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I wonder. If the drone was registered. Would he get a lighter sentence?
Good question... But it's not supposed that registered or not, the action itself of trying using a drone for illegal purpose of dropping illegal drugs is enough for a long sentence.
 

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Good question... But it's not supposed that registered or not, the action itself of trying using a drone for illegal purpose of dropping illegal drugs is enough for a long sentence.
Says right there in the print that it was un-registered.
 

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Good question... But it's not supposed that registered or not, the action itself of trying using a drone for illegal purpose of dropping illegal drugs is enough for a long sentence.
We know it didn't really matter if it was registered or not. It was a drone joke.
 
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We know it didn't really matter if it was registered or not. It was a drone joke.
I need more of your positive side piece mentality ;)... Sometimes we need jokes to keep going.
 
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The FAA can't arrest you, but they can fine you and revoke your certificate if you actually have one. That's the difference between law and regulation, if I understand it correctly.
They are probably arresting him for things unrelated to UAS usage, like drug possession.
I think the "arrest of drone rule violations" in the US is such a grey area that it will create an issue down the road. I also think the FAA is losing ground on a chance to clamp down on careless operation as its apparent more and more violations are out there. Drone violations reports are up in this FSDO region. . . it will be interesting to see what the FAA reports for the year end totals. 🤔
 

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