More than $40,000 worth of crystal meth seized at Kent Institution

CSC says it is heightening measures to prevent more contraband from entering prisons

Kent Institution correctional officers seized more than $40,000 worth of crystal meth at the prison on Wednesday.

A package containing a cell phone and 80.2 grams of crystal methamphetamine with a total estimated institutional value of $46, 500 was seized “as a result of the vigilance of staff members.”

In a release from the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), Kent Institution says it uses “a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering it’s institutions” including scanners and drug-detector dogs for searching buildings, inmates, visitors and personal items.

CSC “is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone,” it states. “CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.”

All federal institutions have a telephone tip line for additional information about activities relating to CSC security. “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 is 1-866 780-3784. Information is protected and callers remain anonymous.



nina.grossman@ahobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Delays for drivers on Mount Woodside this week

There will be single-lane alternating traffic on Monday and Wednesday this week

No defence witnesses in trial of man charged in killing of Abbotsford student

‘Change of instructions’ results in defence closing case without calling evidence

Agassiz Fire Department collects nearly 5,000 pounds of food for food bank

The annual food drive took place in the evening on Dec. 5

HISTORY: A curious commmunity connection between Agassiz and Pelham, Ont.

History columnist Lindsay Foreman shares her most recent story about how small Canada really is

Chilliwack condo sales up 153%

Year-over-year increase points to first-time homebuyers

Agassiz’s Dickens Tea sells out for seventh year

The annual holiday event saw visitors enjoy high tea and historic talks

Chilliwack family’s therapy dog injured in hit and run

Miniature pit bull Fifty’s owner is a single mother facing close to $10,000 in vet bills

Cougar destroyed in Penticton area after mauling dog, killing cat

This is the first reported incident with a cougar this year in the Penticton area

Injured eagle rescued in White Rock: ‘It was the size of a turkey!’

Bald eagle may have gotten into a fight over territory

Don’t expect extra bus service during impending SkyTrain strike, CMBC says

Full SkyTrain shutdown is scheduled to start Tuesday morning

Feds not enforcing standards on Hungarian duck imports, B.C. farmer says

‘You have no way of knowing what’s in the bag’

No reports yet of Canadians affected by New Zealand volcano eruption, feds say

Missing and injured included tourists from the U.S., China, Australia, Britain and Malaysia

Vancouver Giants fall to Spokane Chiefs

‘We are just having a tough time scoring right now’

Most Read