Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

March 03, 2015 12:06 ET

Seizure of Contraband and Unauthorized Items at Donnacona Institution

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 3, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

On March 2nd, 2015 at about 2:15 p.m., correctional officers at Donnacona Institution, a maximum security federal penitentiary, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband and unauthorized items into the institution.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers and security intelligence officers. The items seized include 35.8 grams of tobacco, 18.8 grams of powdered Fentanyl and one morphine pill. The institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $19,700.

The inmate was placed in segregation and the case was transferred to the Sûreté du Québec. The inmate may face criminal charges.

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.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.

Contact Information

  • Stephane Jaillet
    Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Donnacona Institution
    418-285-2455, ext. 2110