Tobacco, hash, cannabis seized after suspected drone drop at Joyceville Institution

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In the seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Joyceville Institution, which the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is crediting “as the result of the vigilance of staff members,” over 600 grams of tobacco and drugs were located on the property of the multi-level-security prison.

According to CSC, the package containing the contraband and unauthorized items was seized on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. CSC said they suspect the package ended up on the federal property as the result of a drone drop.

Items seized as a result of the interception included 205 grams of tobacco, 215 grams of cannabis, 132 grams of shatter (cannabis concentrate), 110 grams of hashish, and an undeclared number of cellphones and cellphone accessories, CSC said in a press release on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022.

“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.

“CSC has measures in place to prevent contraband and unauthorized items from entering its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband or unauthorized items into correctional institutions.”

CSC also has a telephone tip line for all federal institutions in order to receive information about activities relating to security at its institutions, including those related to drug use or trafficking. The toll-free reporting service allows callers to remain anonymous, and can be reached at 1-866-780-3784.

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