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Cannabis concentrates seized by correctional officers at B.C. prison

Oct 20, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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Institutional value of seized items estimated to be more than $150K

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About $150,000 in contraband, including cannabis concentrates, has been seized by Correctional Service Canada (CSC) officers in B.C.

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The bust occurred at the Kent Institution, the only maximum security federal penitentiary in the CSC’s Pacific region. 

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  1. Staff at the federal facility in Kingston, Ont. found a package containing 205 grams of tobacco, 215 grams of cannabis, 132 grams of shatter, 110 grams of hashish and an unidentified number of cellphones and related accessories. /

    Tobacco, cannabis and hash seized after suspected drone drop at Kingston prison


  2. Ontario prison receives several packages of contraband delivered through a drone

  3. Image for representation. The man pleaded guilty to trying to deliver cannabis, lighters, a cellphone and various cellphone cables onto prison grounds almost two years ago. / PHOTO BY BRUCE BENNETT/GETTY IMAGES

    A 34-year-old tried delivering 60 grams of weed into prison via drone. It didn’t go as planned

In addition to 298 grams of shatter, officers also confiscated two cellphones and chargers. The estimated institutional value of the total seizure is $156,400.

In a statement, CSC noted it uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions, including ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.

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Kent Institution is investigating, alongside police, how the contraband entered the facility.

Earlier this month, drones are suspected to have been used to drop contraband, including cannabis, at the Joyceville Institution in Kingston, Ont.

Officers seized a package containing 205 grams of tobacco, 215 grams of cannabis, 132 grams of shatter, 110 grams of hashish and an unidentified number of cellphones and related accessories.

Last month, drones were also suspected in the delivery of contraband to the Warkworth Institution near Campbellford, Ont., a medium-security facility.

The items recovered included 908 grams of tobacco, 106 grams of cannabis, 153 grams of shatter and an unidentified number of cellphones and phone-related accessories. The CSC did not note an institutional value for the items.

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In May, a Mississippi man was charged after his attempt to deliver 60 grams of pot inside the gates of the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility went bust.

The 34-year-old, who has previous felony convictions for burglary of a building and sale of methamphetamine, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana.

“Among the various intended uses of drone technology, illicit distribution of contraband, particularly inside a correctional facility, is not one,” Todd Damiani, special agent, said in a statement.

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