Less than two weeks after 14 grams of cannabis concentrate was seized at Joyceville Institution, a similar but larger seizure has been made at the correctional facility.
Correctional Service Canada (CSC) announced today that Correctional Officers, with the help of drug detector dogs, seized a package containing contraband while processing an inmate’s personal effects in Admissions and Discharge in the Assessment Unit of Joyceville Institution. The seizure took place at approximately 12:18 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.
According to CSC, the contraband seized included 39.55 grams of THC concentrate, which has an estimated institutional value of $40,000. 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 said in a press release on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.
“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.”