Seizure of contraband at Joyceville Institution – Assessment unit

From: Correctional Service Canada

On November 17, 2019 at about 1:30 p.m., correctional officers at Joyceville Institution’s assessment unit intercepted a visitor who was attempting to bring contraband into the institution.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers, detector-dog team, and security intelligence officers. The contraband seized includes 21.87 grams of tobacco and 11.73 grams of marijuana. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $3360.

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 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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