Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

June 20, 2014 15:08 ET

Seizure of Contraband at Drummond Institution

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 20, 2014) - Correctional Service Canada

On June 17, 2014, at about 1 p.m., correctional officers at Drummond Institution, a medium security federal institution, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband into the institution. On June 20, at about 5 a.m., a package containing contraband was also seized on the perimeter of the institution.

This contraband seized as a result of the vigilance of staff members included 237 g of marijuana and 125 g of hashish. The total estimated institutional value of these seizures is $36,400.

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 police have been notified and the institution is investigating.

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.

Contact Information

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