Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

November 15, 2012 11:51 ET

Seizure of Drugs at Donnacona Institution

DONNACONA, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2012) - On November 9, 2012, Correctional Officers intercepted a visitor who was attempting to introduce drugs into Donnacona Institution, a maximum-security federal penitentiary.

The seizure was the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers and the detector dog team. The contraband seized included a total of 183,9 grams of hashish and 3 packs of cigarettes. The institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $27,000.

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- 889-6039), assures that the information received is protected and callers may choose to remain anonymous.

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

  • Stephane Jaillet
    Assistant Warden, Interventions
    Correctional Service Canada
    Donnacona Institution
    418-285-2455 ext. 2100