The lockdown put in place at Warkworth Institution on August 1, 2023, has ended and the exceptional search has been completed.
The institution has returned to its normal operations and visits will resume Saturday, August 12.
During the exceptional search, contraband and unauthorized items were found. The items seized included 918 grams of marijuana, 100 grams of shatter (cannabis concentrate), 14 handmade “stabbing” weapons, a black handle, a threaded steel tube, as well as cell phones and accessories.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions.
(No photos of the seized items were permitted)