Stony Rapids RCMP June 5th, 2018– Between May 18 and 20, 2018, Stony Rapids RCMP began a focused enforcement initiative on bootlegging in Stony Rapids and Black Lake. During this initiative, three bottles of alcohol were seized, valued at approximately $300 total if they were to be illegally re-sold.
As a result of investigation, a 61-year-old male from Black Lake is charged with selling beverage alcohol, section 138(1) of the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act. This 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,” says Sgt. Uliski, Stony Rapids/Black Lake Detachment Commander. “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.”
Stony Rapids RCMP Media Release June 5th, 2018