Multiple packages of contraband seized at Joyceville Institution

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Over 200 grams of tobacco and drugs were seized on the property of Joyceville Institution. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is crediting the seizure “as the result of the vigilance of staff members,” at the multi-level-security facility.

According to CSC, the multiple packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.

Items seized included 223 grams of tobacco, 17 grams of cannabis, and 11 grams of shatter (cannabis concentrate), CSC said in a press release on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.

“The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates, and visitors,” CSC said.

“CSC has measures in place to prevent contraband and unauthorized items from entering its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband or unauthorized items into correctional institutions.”

CSC also has a telephone tip line for all federal institutions in order to receive information about activities relating to security at its institutions, including those related to drug use or trafficking. The toll-free reporting service allows callers to remain anonymous and can be reached at 1-866-780-3784.

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