On April 6, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas sentenced Bryant LeRay Henderson to 41 months of incarceration, 24 months of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. In October 2022, Henderson pleaded guilty to an information charging Henderson with attempting to provide contraband to a prisoner. The information alleged Henderson flew a drone carrying methamphetamine, cell phones, MP3 players, pressed tetrahydrocannabinol, and tobacco into the Federal Medical Center Fort Worth, a correctional facility. Henderson was previously charged with serving as an airman without an airman's certificate, attempting to smuggle contraband into a prison, and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the FBI, the Fort Worth Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, with assistance from FAA and the Dallas Police Department.