Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Drummond Institution

News release

June 5, 2019 – Drummondville, Québec – Correctional Service Canada

On May 29, 2019, at about 10:20 p.m., Correctional Officers at Drummond Institution, a medium security federal institution, seized in the yard a package containing contraband and unauthorized items.
This seizure is the result of the coordinated efforts of the Institution’s Correctional and Security Intelligence Officers.
Seized objects include 235 grams of hashish, 55 grams of cannabis, 100 grams of tobacco as well as cell phones. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $35,000.
The police have been notified and the Institution is investigating.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs and contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.
CSC introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.
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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Contacts

Michelle Bourbonnais
Assistant Warden, Management Services
Drummond Institution
819-477-5112 ext. 210


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