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Stony Mountain prison rec yard contraband business dealt a blow

By: Harry Callaghan
Posted: July 6, 2021 07:07

July 1st almost $400,000 in drugs, tobacco and electronics seized

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Staff at Stony Mountain Institution seized a package containing contraband and unauthorized items in the recreation yard of the maximum security unit on July 1st.

They say items seized included methamphetamines, marijuana, cocaine, THC Hash, tobacco, smart phones, charging cords, charging blocks, auxiliary cord adapters, and lighters. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $396,290.

Police have been notified and the institution is investigating.

In a news release, Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) says it 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 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. 

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