Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

May 06, 2016 11:44 ET

Seizure at Archambault Institution - Medium Security Unit

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 6, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

On May 4, 2016 at about 9:30 a.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized in the medium security unit at Archambault Institution in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines.

The items seized included 22.5 grams of tobacco, 19 grams of hashish, one gram of cocaine, nine grams of amphetamine and eight stamps of nicotine. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $4,240.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) 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.

The CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions to receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions.

The toll-free number, 1-866-780-3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.

CSC is strengthening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

The CSC introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.

Contact Information

  • Jonathan Huet
    Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Archambault Institution
    (450) 478-5960, ext: 8120