Springhill, Nova Scotia – Correctional Service Canada

On October 12, 2021, correctional officers at Springhill Institution, a medium security federal institution, intercepted inmates who were in possession of contraband and unauthorized items. 

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers and security intelligence officers. The contraband and unauthorized items seized include:

·             one cell phone

·             two USB charging cables

·             two SIM cards

·             one SD card

·             18.68 grams of crystal methamphetamine

·             19.96 grams of MDMA

·             7.5 grams of THC, Shatter, crystal methamphetamine and Oxycodone mixtures

The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $48,000.

The police have been notified and the institution is investigating.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) 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.


Dawn Laite

Assistant Warden, Management Services

Springhill Institution