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Packages containing contraband items seized at Springhill Institution

['The medium-security institution in Springhill remains in a lockdown situation.']
Springhill medium-security institution

SPRINGHILL, N.S. – Packages containing contraband items with an institutional value of $22,300 were seized at the Springhill Institution on Oct. 8.

The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 71.7 grams of tobacco, 56.69 grams of marijuana and 15 grams of MDMA (Molly).

Police were notified and the institution is investigating.

The Correctional Service of Canada 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.

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