Seizure of contraband at Drumheller Institution –Medium security unit

News release

January 21, 2019 – Drumheller, Alberta – Correctional Service Canada

On January 18, 2019, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband was seized at Drumheller Institution, a medium security federal institution.

The contraband seized included a package containing cell phones, cell phone chargers, SIM cards, hash oil, “shatter” (cannabis concentrate), and nicotine patches.The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $137,200.

The police have been notified and the institution is investigating.

The Correctional Service of Canada (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.



Travis Barker
Assistant Warden Operations
Drumheller Institution
(403) 823-5101 ext. 2044

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