Drone used to drop contraband onto prison yard

<p>A view of Collins Bay Institution in Kingston on Thursday August 20 2015. On Aug. 5 a drone dropped contraband over the prison walls. Ian MacAlpine/Kingston Whig-Standard/Postmedia Network.

Contraband seized inside the medium-security unit at Collins Bay Institution earlier this month was dropped into the prison courtyard by a drone, the Whig-Standard has learned.

Correctional Service Canada sent out a media release on Aug. 7 saying that unauthorized items including a cellphone and 180 grams of tobacco were seized at the medium-security unit of Collins Bay Institution on Aug. 5.

Institutional value of the seizure was $13,500, according to the release.

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