Pubdate: Fri, 12 Jun 2015
Source: Sackville Tribune-Post (CN NK)
Copyright: 2015 The Sackville Tribune-Post Ltd.
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On June 3, 2015, 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 correctional 
officers and security intelligence officers. The contraband seized 
includes 14.65 grams of Marijuana, 3.02 grams of tobacco and about 
1.25 gram of hash oil. The total institutional value of this seizure 
is estimated at $1,890.00.

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.

The Correctional Service of Canada 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.

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.
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