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Package containing drugs, cellphone seized outside Springhill prison: CSC

Nova Scotia's Springhill Institution is seen in this undated file photo. Nova Scotia's Springhill Institution is seen in this undated file photo.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) says a package containing drugs, a cellphone and other unauthorized items was recently seized outside the Springhill Institution in Springhill, N.S.

According to the news release from CSC, staff members seized the package on the perimeter of the prison on Nov. 19. CSC says the package contained contraband and unauthorized items, such as hashish, THC leaf, shatter, suspected acetylfentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, tobacco, one cellphone, a SIM card and a charging cable.

The total estimated institutional value of the seizure is $88,000, according to the CSC.

The agency says police have been notified and the Springhill Institution -- a medium-security federal prison -- 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," says the CSC in the news release.

"CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions." Top Stories

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