SPRINGHILL – Correctional officers intercepted an inmate attempting to bring contraband and unauthorized items into the Springhill Institution on Nov.28.
This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers, the detector-dog team and security intelligence officers at both Springhill Institution and Dorchester Penitentiary.
Items seized include approximately 112.26 grams of tobacco, rolling papers and five oxycodone pills.
The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $11,500.
Police have been notified and the investigation continues.
The Correctional Service of Canada 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.