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Quebec police busy busting illegal parties over the weekend

Quebec police busy busting illegal parties over the weekend
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Police were once again busy this weekend as they continued to crack down on illegal gatherings across the province. This time, police in Sherbrooke say they busted two separate social gatherings including one venue with as many as 200 people inside.

Sherbrooke police first received a phone call on Saturday night to investigate a party of roughly 25 people who gathered at a private residence on Belvédère Street. Police say about a dozen people fled the scene when officers arrived, but about 13 people between the ages of 17 and 25 were identified and issued tickets of $1,546 each. One ticket was also given for violating a municipal bylaw.

The partygoers travelled from the Sherbrooke, Longueuil, Granby and Gatineau areas, according to the report.

The second call came on Saturday night when police busted an event at the Microdistillery Bar on Meadow Street in the city’s downtown area.

Police estimate there were about 200 people present and say that patrons were not physically distancing nor was anyone wearing masks.

According to the Montreal Gazette, police completed a general infraction report concerning the bar. The report will be sent to the provincial prosecutions office to determine whether charges will be made.



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