Yellowknife woman charged for bootlegging

(Photo courtesy of the RCMP.)

RCMP in Yellowknife say they have charged a 23-year-old woman for the illegal sale of liquor.

“We believe the illegal alcohol was destined to the downtown, vulnerable citizens,” Yellowknife RCMP Detachment Commander, Insp. Alex Laporte said in a news release.

During a routine patrol in downtown Yellowknife on Wednesday, April 22, police say they observed what appeared to be “illegal liquor sale activity coming from an apartment building on 47th Street.”

Police started an NWT Liquor Act investigation based on this information.

On Friday, April 24, police searched an apartment in a building downtown. RCMP found cash and several mickeys of vodka and some Private Stock fortified wine.

Police arrested a 23-year-old woman and charged her with the illegal sale of liquor. Police also seized the alcohol.

The RCMP has not released the woman’s name.

Anyone with information on suspicious activity can call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111, 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.