Guards at Collins Bay Institution made a significant contraband seizure from a visitor to the prison, just after visits were reinstated, following a week-long lockdown.
Assistant Warden Wayne Buller says guards found multiple packages on the visitor last night, which contained both marijuana and tobacco.
The total institutional value of the seizure is about $32,000 dollars.
Details of how the contraband items were found weren’t released, but Buller says the Correctional Service of Canada uses a number of tools to stop prohibited items from getting inside, including scanners and drug-sniffing dogs.
Buller says the visitor was arrested by the Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad and criminal charges are pending.