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New Jersey Individual Sentenced for Scheme To Use Drones To Smuggle Contraband Into Fort Dix Federal Prison

On September 13, 2022, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Adrian Goolcharran was sentenced to 24 months of incarceration, 36 months of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. In February 2022, Goolcharran pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. The investigation revealed that between November 2018 and March 2020, Goolcharran and others participated in multiple drone deliveries of contraband into Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution (Fort Dix FCI). The conspirators flew drones over Fort Dix FCI at night and dropped packages of contraband into the prison, then sold the contraband to inmates for profit. The contraband included cell phones and accessories, tobacco, weight loss supplements, eyeglasses, and other items.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with Department of Justice-OIG and the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations.