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Published December 7, 2023

Drug and other charges laid against correctional officer at Penetanguishene super jail

A correctional officer at the Centre North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene is up on charges after the OPP allege he was discovered in possession of contraband items within the super jail.

"On December 4, 2023, officers and staff observed suspicious behaviour and a search was conducted. During the search, a number of items which are not permitted within the facility, were located including: cannabis and byproduct of cannabis, tobacco and lighting implements. The employee was placed under arrest by attending officers and transported to the Southern Georgian Bay OPP detachment," police said in a news release.

A 23-year-old Ramara Township man has been charged with breach of trust.

In addition, the suspect is also facing charges that were laid in contravention to the Cannabis Act:

  • Possession of Over 30 Grams Dried Cannabis in a Public Place
  • Possession of Illicit Cannabis
  • Distribute Illicit Cannabis
  • Possess, Produce, Sell, Distribute or Import Anything with Intention to Use It to Produce, Sell or Distribute Illicit Cannabis
  • Distribute Over 30 grams of Dried Cannabis

The suspect was released and has a court date in January.

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