Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

March 06, 2012 14:12 ET

Seizure of Unauthorized Substances at Archambault Institution

STE-ANNE-DES-PLAINES, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 6, 2012) - On March 3, 2012, at approximately 8:30 a.m., correctional staff at Archambault Institution, a medium-security federal penitentiary located in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, seized drugs from a visitor.

The seizure was the result of the combined efforts of the correctional officers, the detector dog team and the security intelligence officers. A total of 10 grams of hashish, 42 grams of heroin, 49 grams of tobacco and 39.5 grams of amphetamines was seized. The estimated institutional value of the drugs seized is $83,000. The Sûreté du Québec was informed and the visitor may face criminal charges.

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

  • Carole Brule
    Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Correctional Service Canada
    Archambault Institution
    450-478-5960 ext. 8120