Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

July 16, 2012 16:22 ET

Seizure of Unauthorized Substance at Drummond Institution

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - July 16, 2012) - At approximately 9 a.m. on July 13, 2012, correctional officers intercepted an inmate who was attempting to introduce unauthorized substances into Drummond Institution, a medium security federal penitentiary located in Drummondville.

Upon inspection, a total of 409 grams of tobacco was seized. The estimated institutional value of the seizure is $6,544.

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

  • Edith Brouillard
    Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Correctional Service Canada
    Drummond Institution
    819-477-5112, ext. 210