Charges dropped for alleged fish poacher


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Five charges have been dropped against a man from the High Prairie area charged in connection with a major illegal fish-poaching operation.

Charges for Louis Robert Bellrose were withdrawn in High Prairie provincial court May 17.

Crown prosecutor Kelly Payne requested the judge withdraw two counts of unauthorized buying and selling fish and one count of unauthorized buying of fish laid by Alberta Fish and Wildlife in Edmonton.

The Crown also withdrew two High Prairie charges of failing to comply with terms of a fishing licence and failing to carry a fishing licence while fishing.

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