Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

June 25, 2014 11:50 ET

Seizure of Contraband and Unauthorized Items at Cowansville Institution

COWANSVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 25, 2014) - Correctional Service Canada

On June 19th, 2014, at about 9:20 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of correctional officers, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a medium security federal institution.

The seized items includes 75 hydromorph contin pills and 50 grams of tobacco. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $4,500.

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.

CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may 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 heightening 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.

Contact Information

  • Caroline Bouchard
    Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Cowansville Institution
    450-263-3073 ext. 2102