INNISFAIL, AB, March 14, 2018 /CNW/ - On March 7, 2018, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband was seized in the minimum security unit at Bowden Institution.
The contraband seized included marijuana. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $11,000.
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 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.
SOURCE Correctional Services of Canada Prairie Region
For further information: Mike Butler, Assistant Warden Management Services, Bowden Institution, 403-227-7346