Farmer is first American jailed thanks to a drone

Posted Wednesday, January 29th 2014 @ 10am  by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Given how common it is for law-enforcement agencies to use drones these days, this milestone was only a matter of time: A North Dakota farmer has become the first American to be convicted and sentenced to prison with the help of a drone, reports US News & World Report. Rodney Brossart earned the distinction on Jan. 14 when he got sentenced to 3 years for a standoff with police at his cattle ranch, though all but six months of the sentence were suspended.

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