A 61-year-old man is facing charges after an RCMP enforcement initiative last month in Stony Rapids and Black Lake.

The operation took place between May 18th and 20th.

Police focused on bootlegging.

“We are dedicated to continuing to work with our partners and communities who have resolutions in place to curb bootlegging,” said Sgt. Uliski of the Stony Rapids/Black Lake Detachment in a media release. “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.”

Investigators say three bottles of alcohol were seized, valued at around three-hundred dollars if they had been illegally re-sold.

A 61-year-old man from Black Lake is charged with selling beverage alcohol.

Police say efforts to crack down on bootlegging in northern communities will continue.