Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

July 27, 2009 16:59 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Confiscation From a Visitor

BOWDEN, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 27, 2009) - On July 24, 2009 drugs and tobacco were confiscated from two visitors after a routine search. Correctional Services Canada seized two ounces marijuana, one bail of tobacco and one ounce of powdered cocaine with an Institutional value of approximately $24,000.00.

The two visitors were arrested and taken into custody by the R.C.M.P. The contraband was detected prior to entry into the facility. Criminal charges are pending.

CSC has a number of tools available that are consistently used in our efforts to control the flow of drugs into our institutions. These include such things as searches of offenders, visitors, ion scanners, drug dogs and searches of buildings and cells.

The authorities at Bowden institution wish to remind citizens that there is a toll-free telephone line, 1800-278-0172, for reporting any pressure to which a visitor may be subjected by other visitors and/or inmates involved in drug trafficking, intimidation, assault and loan sharking. Such information is treated with confidentiality, and a security intelligence officer will provide follow-up.

Bowden is a medium Security Federal Institution located approximately 100 km north of Calgary on Highway No. 2.

Contact Information

  • Bowden Institution
    Dave Pelham
    (403) 227-3391 ext 1381