No charges laid in Fort Liard seizure of guns and alcohol

(Photo courtesy of RCMP)

On Monday, April 6 a combined effort by the Fort Liard and Fort Simpson RCMP has prevented a significant amount of alcohol from entering the dry community of Fort Liard and no charges were laid.

According to the RCMP, five vehicles were intercepted southbound on Highway 7.

During the check stops, police discovered two guns that were loaded and improperly stored. They also confiscated 22 bottles of vodka and over 48 cans of beer.

Police say the drivers that were searched were not charged and neither of them was impaired.

“More check stops should be expected in an effort to curb the illegal sale of alcohol, impaired driving and other criminal offences in the Fort Liard area,” Julie Plourde an RCMP spokesperson said.

Anyone with information on suspicious activity can contact Fort Liard RCMP at 770-1111. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.


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Arthur C. Green
Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked as a spot news photographer/journalist with such news organizations as Vista-radio, CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire and Postmedia in Alberta.