STONY MOUNTAIN, MB, June 4, 2018 /CNW/ - On May 31, 2018, at about 10:00 a.m., Correctional Officers in the medium security unit at Stony Mountain Institution confiscated a package containing contraband from the perimeter of the institution.
This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of members of the public, correctional officers, detector-dog teams, and security intelligence officers. The contraband seized includes methamphetamine, cocaine, THC concentrate, hashish oil, marijuana, and hydromorphone. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at over $127,500. This is the largest drug seizure in the history of Stony Mountain Institution and represents a significant achievement towards our attempts to keep drugs out of our Institution.
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 (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 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: JL Meyer, Assistant Warden, Management Services, Stony Mountain Institution, 204-344-5111 ext 5120