Armed Drone Helicopters To “Fight” Drug War

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a armed drone helicopter.

At least it could be if you’re in Montgomery County, Texas, where the Sheriff’s Office recently solicited and were awarded a grant from Homeland Security (read: stolen money) to purchase drone helicopters that can be outfitted with any array of weapons and stay aloft for 3.5hrs.

Randy McDaniel, chief deputy at Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, had this to say:

We are very excited about the funding and looking forward to placing the equipment into the field. Both my narcotics and SWAT units have been looking at numerous ways to deploy it and I absolutely believe it will become a critical component on all SWAT callouts and narcotics raids and emergency management operations.

Is such obedience to arbitrary legislation a sign of things to come? I hope not. Which is why I think it’s important to have conversations with others, including those wearing badges.

Contact Information:
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
#1 Criminal Justice Drive, Conroe, Tx 77301
Non-emergencies & General Info. – (936) 760-5871

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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.