34-year-old woman charged for carrying excess alcohol into Fort Good Hope via snowmobile

(Photo courtesy of RCMP)

A 34-year-old woman from Fort Good Hope is facing charges after the RCMP stopped her on a snowmobile with an abundance of alcohol destined for the community.

According to an RCMP news release, on Saturday April 11, officers were conducting patrols “when they encountered, around midnight, a woman carrying alcohol in excess as per the NWT Liquor Act.”

The woman driving the snowmobile was in possession of 24 flasks of vodka and a dozen cans of beer which RCMP confiscated.

“The amount of alcohol allowed in the community is determined by the NWT Liquor Act for a variety of reasons, including the prevention of crime related to excessive alcohol consumption. Fort Good Hope RCMP is committed to protecting our most vulnerable citizens as this is not a victimless crime,”  Steve Huff, Detachment Commander of Fort Good Hope RCMP, said in a news release.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone in Fort Good Hope who witnesses suspicious activity is asked to call the detachment at 598-1111.

If you have information and want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (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.