Prison party plans busted after $7,000 in tobacco, booze seized
GRAVENHURST - A prison party plan got busted Wednesday when Beaver Creek staff found tobacco and booze inside the minimum security prison.
They say that on October 16, 2013, at about 7 a.m., “as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized.”
The contraband and unauthorized items seized included tobacco products, rolling papers and alcohol. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $7,000, a prison news release said Thursday.
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 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.
CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone, the news release concludes. 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.
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