Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

February 05, 2016 14:02 ET

Seizure of Contraband and Unauthorized Items at Drummond Institution

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 5, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

On February 2nd, 2016 at about 1:45 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 items seized included 300 grams of tobacco and 33 grams of MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine), for a total estimated institutional value of $21,300.

The Correctional Service of Canada (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