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2nd suspect pleads guilty in Maryland prison drone case

2nd suspect pleads guilty in Maryland prison drone case

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The second of three men accused of plotting to use a drone to fly drugs, pornography and other contraband into a maximum-security state prison pleaded guilty Thursday to three misdemeanors involving tobacco, rolling papers and a cellphone.

The pleas by Keith B. Russell, 30, of Silver Spring, averted a trial on 36 other charges that prosecutors dropped, including felony firearm and drug offenses, stemming from his arrest in August outside the Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland.

Prosecutors will recommend a 10-year prison term at Russell's sentencing, which hasn't been scheduled, Allegany County Assistant State's Attorney Erich Bean...

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