Kent Institution is investigating after nearly $87,000 in contraband was seized on March 25. (Google Maps)

Drugs, drone, cellphones seized from outside Kent Institution

The maximum security prison is investigating the incident

A package of drugs, cellphones and a drone was seized from the perimeter of Kent Institution last week, according to a release from Correctional Service Canada (CSC).

The package of contraband was seized on March 25 at the maximum security prison. It included:

  • one drone,
  • two mini-cellphones with chargers,
  • one full-sized cellphone with four SIM cards and a charger,
  • 200 tablets of Dianabol steroids,
  • 50 tablets of Amidrix estrogen reducer,
  • around 108 grams of amphetamines,
  • around 62 grams of THC concentrate,
  • nearly 30 grams of heroin.

The estimated institutional value of the package was $86,875.

Police have been notified of the seizure and the institution is investigating.

The CSC release notes that Corrections is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions to “help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone.” It currently uses ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors for drugs.

The CSC has a tip line for all federal intuitions to collect additional information about activities related to security at its institutions. People calling the toll-free number (1-866-780-3784) have the option to remain anonymous.



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