Seizure of contraband at Dorchester Penitentiary – Medium security unit

From: Correctional Service Canada

On January 13, 2020, correctional officers in the medium security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband into the institution.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of institutional staff. The contraband seized includes 12 Suboxone pills and 30 Dilaudid pills. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $10,200.

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 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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