Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

December 09, 2011 16:16 ET

Seizure of Unauthorized Substance at Cowansville Institution

COWANSVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 9, 2011) - During the late evening on December 6, 2011, as a result of the vigilance of correctional staff at Cowansville Institution, a medium-security federal penitentiary located in Cowansville, objects with suspicious contents were recovered on the perimeter of the Institution.

Upon inspection, a total of 513.4 grams of tobacco was concealed in the objects. The estimated institutional value of the tobacco seized is $8,215.

CSC imposed a total smoking ban in all federal correctional facilities through a phased-approach on May 5, 2008.

CSC is strengthening measures to prevent unauthorized substance from entering institutions, in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone.

Contact Information

  • Charles Brouillard
    Security Intelligence Officer
    Correctional Service Canada
    Cowansville Institution
    (450) 263-3073 ext. 2686