An Alabama Police Department Has No Idea Why It Owns Two DronesLeslie Horn5/01/12 12:00pmFiled to: DronesUAVs130EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkSurprise! The Gadsden, Ala. Police Department recently discovered that it has two drones, and no one, including Chief John Crane, knows why.AdvertisementLooks like a case for... well, probably not this department, where everyone seems to be scratching their heads. Crane, who was named chief in February, didn't stumble on the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) until about two weeks ago. He doesn't know where they came from, but they've had them since 2010. The duo of UAV Wasps cost $150,000, and they were covered by a federal grant.Seriously, how do you just have a pair of drones and not know it? And Gadsden even has the official go-ahead to fly them. It was included on a list of organizations with FAA authorization released last week.