Staff members at Collins Bay Institution seized multiple packages containing contraband and unauthorized items over the weekend, according to Correctional Service Canada (CSC).
CSC said the packages were seized at the multi-level federal facility between Saturday, May 21 and Monday, May 23, 2022, and were the result of suspected drone drops.
According to the national correctional authority, the seized items included 553 grams of tobacco, 510 grams of cannabis, 55 grams of shatter (cannabis concentrate), 23 grams of hash, drug paraphernalia, a cutting weapon, as well as cell phones and accessories.
“The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates, and visitors,” CSC said in a press release on Thursday, May 26, 2022.
“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 relayed 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.