CSC suspect drone dropped drugs, weapons at Collins Bay Institution

Kingstonist file image of Collins Bay Institution.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is crediting “the vigilance of staff members” after a package containing contraband was seized at Collins Bay Institution.

According to CSC package entered the facility through a “suspected drone drop,” and the package was seized by staff at approximately 7:10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. The contraband seized included:

  • 104.9 grams of tobacco
  • 29.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine
  • 225.1 grams of marijuana
  • Five ceramic blades

The total estimated institutional value of the seizure is $33,790, CSC said in a press release on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Police have been notified of the incident and seizure, and the institution is currently investigating.

“CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions,” CSC said.

Anyone with information relating to security at SCS institutions, including drug use or trafficking which may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates, and staff at CSC institutions can share that information anonymously by calling 1-866-780-3784, toll-free.

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