Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

October 10, 2012 14:14 ET

Seizure of Unauthorized Substance at Drummond Institution

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2012) - At approximately 8:15 a.m. on October 9, 2012, as a result of the vigilance of correctional staff, a package was seized on the perimeter of Drummond Institution, a medium security federal penitentiary located in Drummondville.

Upon inspection, a total of 662 grams of tobacco was seized. The estimated institutional value of the seizure is $10,592.

The Correctional Service of Canada (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