Crystal meth with an estimated institutional value of $183,000 was seized at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford on Oct. 11, according to Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).
A CSC press release states that a package containing the drugs was found “as a result of the vigilance of staff members” at the medium-security prison.
No details were released on exactly how and where the drugs were located.
CSC says it uses a number of methods to prevent drugs from entering its facilities. These include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.
CSC works in partnership with police on any potential charges.
The agency runs a toll-free tip line (1-866-780-3784) to report drug use/trafficking and other concerning activities at federal prisons.