RCMP seized approximately 48 mickeys of vodka, a 40-ounce bottle of rum and 28 grams of marijuana on Sept. 8 from two Inuvik residents working in Fort McPherson.

It happened around 5 p.m. while local officers were holding a traffic check on the Dempster Highway, according to a news release from the Mounties.

“The quantity of liquor that a person may possess in Fort McPherson is strictly limited by the Northwest Territories Liquor Act as it is a restricted community,” the news release stated.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

No charges had been laid as of Sept. 15.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fort McPherson RCMP at 867-952-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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