Image caption Michael Tovey was attempting to smuggle products to “an affiliate”, the CPS stated

A guy who travelled drones transporting cannabis, psychoactive drugs, cell phones along with other products into prison grounds continues to be jailed.

Michael Tovey, 28, of Ponds Road in Witton, Erdington, was in prison for using two drones to fly contraband into HMP Birmingham in 2016.

He was jailed for 5 years at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday.

Prison officials saw a drone flying in to the exercise yard on two occasions, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) stated.

“Data analysis of previous flights produced by both drones revealed they were traveled from or close to Michael Tovey’s street address in Erdington,” the CPS stated.

In addition to drugs having a street worth of &pound35,000, the drones transported needles, Sims and make contact with chargers.

A bag located on the drone seen flying within the prison walls on 29 October, 2016, was forensically tested.

Edward Parton, senior crown prosecutor at West Midlands CPS, stated: “The prosecution team could use data analysis and forensic testing from the bag to link the drones to Michael Tovey.

“The defendant had formerly been an inmate at HMP Birmingham and it was attempting to smuggle illegal products for an affiliate.”

Tovey was charged of seven charges of conveying prohibited products, of category A and B right into a prison, in addition to six charges of offering a psychoactive substance.

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