The medium security unit of Collins Bay Institution is no longer on lock down, following the completion of an exceptional search at the facility.
The lockdown was put in place on Friday, Mar. 8, 2019 in order for the search to take place. During the search, a number of unauthorized and contraband items were found, according to Correctional Services Canada (CSC). According to Heather Hyndman, Assistant Warden Management Services, Collins Bay Institution, the found items included “homemade weapons and brew.”
While the lockdown was still in place, on Wednesday, Mar. 13, at approximately 10 a.m. a drone was recovered, and a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of the medium security unit at Collins Bay Institution, CSC said.
“The contraband and unauthorized items seized included a smart phone, charging cable, SD card, 68 grams of hashish, and 263.4 grams of tobacco,” CSC said in a separate press release on Friday, Mar. 15, 2019. “The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $15,000.”
According to CSC, the police have been notified and the institution is investigating the drone and contraband/unauthorized items seizure.
Visits to the Institution have resumed, and the institution has resumed normal operations