On September 28, 2019, at about 11:15 a.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, two packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized in the exercise yard of the maximum security unit at Stony Mountain Institution.
The contraband and unauthorized items seized included cell phones and accessories, tools, tobacco, and THC concentrates. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $800,000.
The police have been notified and the Institution is investigating.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is heightening measures to prevent contraband and drugs 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 Canada
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