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CSC uncover drugs, cutting weapons at Collins Bay Institution

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

As a result of exceptional searches at Collins Bay Institution, which took place from Tuesday, Jun. 14, to Friday, Jun. 17, 2022, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) has found and seized multiple contraband and unauthorized items at the federal multi-level security institution.

According to a release from the CSC, the search uncovered a number of unauthorized items and contraband, including 1,213 grams of tobacco, 546 grams of cannabis, 60 grams of shatter (cannabis concentrate), one gram of crystal meth, a number of unknown pills, as well as cutting weapons, cell phones and accessories.

“The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions,” reads a press release from CSC, dated Thursday, Jun. 23, 2022. “These tools include ion scanners and detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates, and visitors.”

“CSC has measures in place to prevent contraband and unauthorized items 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 or unauthorized items into correctional institutions.”

CSC also stated that it has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions, such as those related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates, and staff members working at CSC institutions. The toll-free number, 1-866-780-3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.

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