OPP apprehend suspect after contraband seized at Bath Institution

OPP cruisers on Bath Road near Sir John Johnson Drive where a suspect was reportedly apprehended. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

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

According to CSC, a package entered the facility through a “suspected throw-over” and was seized by staff on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The contraband seized included 36 grams of tobacco, 18 grams of cannabis, 79 grams of shatter (cannabis concentrate), a cell phone and accessories.

CSC said that a suspect was apprehended at the time of the seizure, in collaboration with the Lennox and Addington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

In a media release, CSC said they use a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering their institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.

“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 CSC 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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