OPP make arrest after drone drop at Millhaven Institution

Image via OPP.

A Montreal individual is facing charges after the East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a suspected drone drop of contraband items at the Millhaven Institution.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2024 police were made aware of a drone drop that was completed where a cellular phone, cannabis, hash, and tobacco were recovered at the Millhaven Institution, the OPP stated in a media release.

“At approximately 9:00 p.m., a traffic stop was conducted on a rental vehicle from Quebec, on Bath Road just east of Bath. There was one male in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. Search of the vehicle revealed five cellular phones and a receipt was found detailing the purchase of SIM cards, and activation of SIM cards,” police detailed.

Since the beginning of 2024, federal prisons in the Kingston area have seen a notable uptick in reported seizures of contraband on prison property, many as the result of suspect drone drops. Kingstonist spoke with CSC about this increased activity in March. As of Friday, May 10, 2024, there have been 10 reported such seizures at Collins Bay Institution, 15 at Joyceville Institution, and, including this one, three at Millhaven Institution in Bath.

As a result of the investigation, Sebastien Claude, 40 years old, of Montreal, was arrested and charged with:

  • Distributing over 30g of dried cannabis
  • Mischief – Interfering with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property – under $5,000
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
  • Delivering contraband to, or receiving contraband from an inmate

Claude was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on a later date. 

Leave a Reply

You cannot copy content from this page, please share the link instead!