Seizures of Contraband and Unauthorized Items at Warkworth Institution

In Police Blotter

Between April 26 and May 20, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Warkworth Institution, a medium security federal institution.

The contraband and unauthorized items seized included tobacco, marijuana, shatter (cannabis concentrate), crystal methamphetamine, edged weapons and a cell phone. The total estimated institutional value of these seizures is $312,365.

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 has heightened measures to prevent contraband and unauthorized items 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 or unauthorized items into correctional institutions.

CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates, and staff members working at CSC institutions.

The toll-free number, 1-866-780-3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous

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

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