Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

June 10, 2016 16:40 ET

Seizure of Contraband and Unauthorized Items at the Regional Reception Centre

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 10, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

On June 7, 2016 at about 8:45 a.m., correctional officers at the Regional Reception Centre, a multi-level security federal penitentiary in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, 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, the detector dog team and security intelligence officers. The items seized included 12.6 grams of tobacco, 2.5 grams of hashish, 51.1 grams of marijuana and 60 blotting papers. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $7,592.

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 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.

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

Contact Information

  • Richard Marier
    Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Regional Reception Centre
    (450) 478-5977, ext. 7120