How $57,000 worth of Meth make it into a Federal Prison
On July 12, 2020, at about 3:40 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized within the medium-security unit at Beaver Creek Institution.
The contraband and unauthorized items seized included a cellular device and charging cable, memory cards and USB related items, electronic scale, 50 cigarettes, 2 grams of shatter, 15 grams of tobacco, 149 grams of marijuana, 7 grams of cocaine, 18 grams of heroin and 15 grams of crystal meth. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $57,000.
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 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.
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.