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Seizure of contraband at Joyceville Institution – Assessment Unit

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Published on February 08, 2020 with No Comments

On January 29, 2020, at about 11:30 a.m., as a result of the vigilance of correctional officers, several packages containing contraband were seized while processing an inmate’s personal effects in Admissions and Discharge in the Assessment Unit at Joyceville Institution.

The contraband seized includes 14 grams of THC. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $14,000.

The police have been notified and the institution is investigating.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.

CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its 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 introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions.

The toll-free number, 1‑866‑780‑3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.

 

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