THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police have shut down an illegal liquor selling operation in the city. Thunder Bay Police report that Zone patrol officers were following up information that a ‘booze can’ had been operating out of a residence for quite some time”.
A search of the residence located in the 100 block of Finlayson Street, under the authority of a Provincial Offences Warrant was executed on June 4 2015. Police seized cash and liquor at the location. There were a dozen cases of beer, and fifty bottles of liquor with what police stated was a value of about $1500.
The homeowner, a fifty-one year old was charged under the Ontario Liquor Licence Act for unlawfully selling alcohol and for unlawfully keeping alcohol for sale.
The search and seizure came based on information gathered by Thunder Bay Police Service officers over the past several months.
Police Officers have also brought in Thunder Bay Fire Rescue on the scene as they report the doors and windows of the home were fortified and a fire inspection is pending.
Additionally, police report that a young person was in the residence at the time of the warrant being executed. Children’s Service removed the young person for apparent safety concerns.
Sources tell NetNewsledger that the average selling cost of a 40oz bottle of liquor was running at up to $80.00. A case of 24 beer was running at up to $80.00.