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Mississaugua man caught with contraband on Collins Bay Insitution grounds: Kingston police

Kingston police say a Mississaugua man was caught trying to drop contraband over the walls of Collins Bay Institution. Kingston police

A Mississaugua man is facing charges after police say was trying to get contraband into a Kingston prison.

Just before 10 p.m. on Thursday, police say correctional officers at Collins Bay Institution noticed a man on the grounds who had breached the southern border of the property.

Read more: Toronto man facing charges following failed package drop at Collins Bay Penitentiary

Police say the man tried to flee from correctional officers through a marshy area, but he was quickly detained.

During the pursuit, police say he threw a black bag, which the officers were able to recover

The bag allegedly contained several cell phones and related equipment, marijuana, tobacco, rolling papers and lighters.

A 22-year-old Mississauga man was charged with attempting to deliver contraband to a federally incarcerated inmate, possession of cannabis for the purpose of distributing, trespassing on federal penitentiary property and breach probation.

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