Saskatoon Canine Unit Assists In Federal Prison Drug Search

On May 7th, 2008 a Saskatoon Police Service Canine Team assisted in a large scale search for narcotics and other contraband at Drumheller Institution in Drumheller, Alberta.

In order to conduct the search Cst. Dale Liebrecht and his police dog Klay joined drug detection dog teams from the Correctional Service of Canada, RCMP and the Canada Border Service Agency. A total of nine dogs and their handlers too part in the search along with Drumheller Institution staff. The SPS team was the only municipal police service represented at the search.

Quantities of hash oil, hashish, ecstasy tablets, marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia, and a variety of unauthorized items were found.

The search was part of the Correctional Service of Canada's efforts to control the use of intoxicants in its institutions.