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Drone delivering a package. A drone manufactured by Flytrex carries a delivery package in Reykjavík, Iceland, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. (Photographer: Arnaldur Halldorsson/Bloomberg)

A man has been charged with trying to smuggle marijuana into a Georgia state prison using a large drone that wasn’t legally registered.

Eric Brown, 34, was caught near the prison, which wasn’t identified, on March 29 with a drone that he allegedly intended to use to deliver the drug and other contraband, according to court documents and the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General, which assisted in the investigation. The charges were filed Jan. 9 in federal court and announced Tuesday.

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