End of Lockdown and Search at Warkworth Institution

In Police Blotter

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)

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

Join Our Newsletter!

Want to keep up to date on news and events in Northumberland? Subscribe to newsletter!

You may also read!

Cobourg Police Service Test Battenburg-Patterned Cruiser to Increase Visibility

The Cobourg Police Service (CPS) has launched a high visibility cruiser pilot to increase visibility, approachability, and safety in


Investigation Into Suspicious Fire in Cobourg Continues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83ksrOnmtnE Cobourg Fire Service and Cobourg Police Service (CPS) remind the public to avoid the area of the Beyond the


1 Million March 4 Children Comes to Cobourg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3TcKGm9Qa4 The 1 Million March 4 Children took place on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at towns and cities across Canada


Mobile Sliding Menu

Terms | Privacy |