Drew Buckley, of Bay Shore, fined for allegedly jamming Melville Fire Department’s radio frequency

Fire officials described the interference as a gibberish

Fire officials described the interference as a gibberish chant that occurred at all hours of the day and night. (Credit: News 12)

BAY SHORE - A Bay Shore man accused of jamming a Melville fire department's emergency radio frequency has been fined by the Federal Communications Commission.

The agency says Drew Buckley must pay $25,000 for hacking the radios and creating interference with chanting and heavy breathing.

He was charged with obstruction of governmental administration.


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