Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

January 14, 2015 14:58 ET

Seizure of Contraband and Unauthorized Items at Drummond Institution

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 14, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

On January 11, 2015, at about 8:30 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Drummond Institution, a medium security federal institution.

The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 500 grams of tobacco, 26 grams of hashish, five rolling papers and one cellular phone. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $12,350.

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

  • Edith Brouillard
    Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Drummond Institution
    (819) 477-5112, ext. 210