Fort Providence seize guns and alcohol; no charges laid

The alcohol and guns seized by police. (Photo courtesy of RCMP).

On Friday, April 3, Fort Providence RCMP seized 20 bottles of alcohol and two guns during a check stop before the drivers entered the community.

During the stop, police determined the guns were “unsafely stored”.

Despite the seizures, police decided to not lay charges.

In an email to CKLB, spokesperson Julie Plourde said, “RCMP can use different tools to deter criminality, laying charges being one of them. Not every file will result in charges being laid. The decision to lay, or not, charges, is left with the lead investigator. In relation to this file, it was determined that this incident best be dealt with without charges.”

The RCMP is reminding residents to store their firearms safely when travelling.