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The two Correctional Service Canada employees from Kingston charged with offences related to Project Batlow are married to each other, the Whig Standard has learned.
Andrea De Laat, 33, was charged by the Ontario Provincial Police with conspiracy to traffic marijuana and conspiracy to traffic hashish, while Christopher D 44, was charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Before that, sources said, D worked the front entrance at Kingston Penitentiary until it closed in September 2013 and was then transferred to Millhaven, performing the same duties about the same time the OPP Project Batlow investigation began.
Sources also said D was experienced in using an ion scanning machine, which can identify the presence of molecules of drugs that could be on a visitor, staff member or in incoming mail and packages.
He used the scanner while at Kingston Penitentiary and Millhaven Institution.
The scanning machines can usually be found at front entrances of correctional facilities.
Classified as a CX3 officer, D is no longer in the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers, second national vice president Jason Godin said.
But D has been a union executive member in the past, serving as communications officer for the union while at Kingston Penitentiary.
He also appears in a photo of union guards holding a large cheque in front of the now closed penitentiary after guards raised more than $5,700 in August 2013 for the children oncology unit at Kingston General Hospital.
De Laat would be a member of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Godin said.
Sources also said the couple have been suspended by the CSC and their email addresses have been removed from CSC internal email group.
Kyle Lawlor, media relations and outreach officer for the CSC, couldn confirm if the couple have been suspended due to its own internal investigation, which is underway.
would be inappropriate for the Correctional Service of Canada to comment on matters under investigation, he said. to the Privacy Act, the Correctional Service of Canada cannot comment on specific cases of staff misconduct. to CSC code of discipline, If the couple are convicted criminally, it appears there are grounds for disciplinary sanctions against De Laat and D conduct and appearance, the code states: employee has committed an infraction, if he/she commits an indictable offence or an offence punishable on summary conviction under any statute of Canada or of any province or territory, which may bring discredit to the service or affect his/her continued performance with the service. said the employment status of De Laat and D may be released once the internal investigation is complete.
does not tolerate any breach of its policies, and all allegations, regardless of the source, are thoroughly investigated by CSC, Lawlor added.
The 16 month police investigation in 10 Ontario communities resulted in 29 people being charged with a total of 150 Criminal Code and Controlled Drug and Substances Act charges.
In October 2013, members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau and Biker Enforcement Unit launched the investigation, which focused on sophisticated and extensive drug trafficking network involving members and associates of the Ontario Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and a Hells Angels Motorcycle Club support club known as Crew. OPP statement said the criminal network was responsible for trafficking large quantities of cocaine and marijuana.
As well, the OPP Asset Forfeiture Unit has seized offence related property that includes 10 vehicles, two Harley Davidson motorcycles and $300,000 in cash.