Woman charged after moonshine deaths in Collarenebri

A woman has been charged with liquor offences after the deaths of three people in the state’s north-west last year, NSW Police say.

In January and February 2015, two adult males and an adult female residing at a mission in Collarenebri died after consuming home-made ‘moonshine’ alcohol.

Police from Castlereagh Local Area Command have conducted an extensive investigation into the deaths, and a Coroner’s inquest was held in October 2016.

About 3.30pm on Tuesday (6 December 2016), a 56-year-old woman attended Collarenebri Police Station where she was served with a future court attendance notice for four counts of sell liquor without a licence and three counts of open, keep or use premises to sell liquor without a licence.

She is expected to appear at Walgett Local Court on 24 January 2017.

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