Four people arrested after searches related to suspected bootlegging operation in Thompson

A suspected bootlegging operation in Thompson was busted Nov. 26 by RCMP officers executing search warrants at homes on Hudson Bay and Martin Bay.

Police executed a Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority search warrant at the Hudson Bay residence around 7:20 p.m. last Thursday. The search was the result of an investigation into suspected illegal sales of alcohol at a significant markup from liquor store prices.

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About 55 bottles of hard liquor were seized along with 10 cases of beer. A second search on Martin Bay resulted in the seizure of 72 grams of marijuana, a larger amount than is legally permitted for personal use, and more evidence of the illegal sale of alcohol. Two men, aged 43 and 24, and two women, aged 21 and 22, all from Thompson, were arrested and face numerous charges. They have since been released and Thompson RCMP continue to investigate.


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