Seizure of contraband at Warkworth Institution

From: Correctional Service Canada

On May 26, 2019, at about 10:30 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband was seized at Warkworth Institution, a medium security federal institution

The contraband seized included Carfentanil, Fentanyl and a smaller amount of ground acetaminophen and dextrose. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is of more than $20,000.

The police have been notified and the institution is investigating.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.

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.

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