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Hooper Bay Man Charged with Importing Alcohol

A man from Hooper Bay has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle alcohol into the local option community of Hooper Bay.

Troopers contacted 41-year old Albert Simon in Bethel on Saturday as he waited on a flight to Hooper Bay.    As part of their investigation the Troopers seized 7 bottles of alcohol as well as 2 large soda bottles full of alcohol. The alcohol was apparently found in Simon's checked bags. Hooper Bay is a local option community where the residents voted to ban the sale and importation of alcohol.