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Kingston Police arrest suspect in drug throw-over at Collins Bay Institution

Kingston Police on scene at the Kingston Mazda dealership, where they set up to track a suspect involved in a contraband throw-over at Collins Bay Institution on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

A Toronto man has been arrested and charged after Kingston Police successfully intervened in his attempts to throw a package of contraband items over the walls of Collins Bay Institution.

The incident took place on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020, when, at approximately 8:40 p.m., officers from the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Joint Penetentiary Squad monitored and tracked the man after he was observed throwing a packaged over the walls of the Institution. Kingston Police were immediately dispatched, and set up a containment of the area.

According to Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police, the Kingston Police Canine Unit attended the scene and began tracking the accused man in the marsh. The man was located and arrested within three minutes, Gutheinz said, thanks to the newest member of the Kingston Police Force, Police Service Dog, Dak, and handler Const. Jeff Dickson.

The packaged that had been thrown over the wall was seized by police, and included tobacco, marijuana, cannabis rosin, and two cellphones with charging cords and accessories. The institutional value of the seized items is approximately $25,000.

Godgive Anderson, an 18-year-old Toronto man, was charged with delivering contraband to an inmate, and knowingly distributing illicit cannabis.

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