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Contraband seized at Warkworth Institution after suspected drone drop – Peterborough

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Federal prison officials suspect another drone was used to deliver contraband items to Warkworth Institution southeast of Peterborough, Ont., on the weekend.

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According to Correctional Service Canada, on Sunday, staff located and seized contraband and other unauthorized items at the medium-security prison in the municipality of Trent Hills, located 60 kilometres southeast of Peterborough.


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Among the items seized were an edged weapon, cellphones and accessories. Officials estimate the value of the seizures at $24,000.

“This seizure was the result of a suspected drone drop,” said Mike Shrider, CSC’s regional communications manager.

It’s the second reported incident involving a drone this month at the prison.

On Feb. 2, two people were arrested after prison officials intercepted a drone flying over the prison. The drone was carrying cannabis and cellphones, according to OPP.

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There were several other incidents involving drone drops at the prison between November and December 2022.

A telephone tip line for all federal institutions allows people to report activities relating to the security of visitors, inmates and staff members. The toll-free number is 1-866-780-3784.

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