61-year-old charged with bootlegging

Herald file photo.

A 61-year-old is facing charged after a bootlegging investigation from late May.

Between May 18 and 20, Stony Rapids RCMP began focusing on bootlegging in Stony Rapids and Black Lake.

Three bottles of alcohol were seized valued at about $300 if they were to be illegally resold.
A 61-year-old man from Black Lake is charged with selling beverage alcohol, section 138(1) of the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act. The investigation is ongoing.

“The RCMP sits on a number of committees working to reduce bootlegging and the impact of alcohol in and around our northern communities. We are dedicated to continuing to work with our partners and communities who have resolutions in place to curb bootlegging,” said Sgt. Uliski, Stony Rapids/Black Lake detachment commander in a press release..

“Specifically in the Black Lake area, we have met with local Chief and Council and other community partners twice over the past six months to discuss alcohol strategies.”