Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

November 01, 2011 14:45 ET

Seizure of Drugs at Donnacona Institution

DONNACONA, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2011) - On October 31, 2011, correctional staff at Donnacona Institution, a maximum-security federal penitentiary located in Donnacona, seized drugs from a subcontractor working at the institution.

This seizure was the result of the combined efforts of the detector dog team. A total of 18,6 grams of marijuana were seized. The individual was placed under arrest and transferred to the Sûreté du Québec. The estimated institutional value of the drugs seized is $2000.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has a number of tools available that are consistently used in efforts to control the flow of drugs into our institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug dogs to search buildings, offenders and visitors.

CSC has set up a telephone Tip-Line at all federal institutions to provide an additional source for receiving information about activities that relate to the safety and security of CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of people visiting, working at, or housed at a CSC facility.

The toll-free Tip-Line number, 1 866 780-3784, assures that the information received is protected and callers may choose to remain anonymous. http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/vids/htm/drugs-eng.shtml

CSC is strengthening measures to prevent contraband from entering 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 have contraband brought into correctional institutions.

Contact Information

  • Richard Bolduc
    Chief, Financial Services
    Correctional Service Canada
    Donnacona Institution
    (418) 285-2455 ext. 2150