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Alcohol seized from Coeur d'Alene businesses after search warrants served

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Authorities in Idaho served search warrants on several businesses in the Coeur d'Alene area suspected of trafficking in unlawful alcoholic beverages. 

On Tuesday, detectives from the Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control office along with the Idaho State Tax Commission, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Control Board and Kootenai County Prosecutor's Office served the warrants on two businesses in Coeur d'Alene and one residence. The warrants were served in support of an investigation into the illegal importation and distribution of alcohol in north Idaho.

ISP says a search warrant served on Castaway Cellars in Coeur d'Alene resulted in approximately 225 cases of wine in different varieties being seized. Another warrant was served on Badass Backyard Brewing, where four kegs were seized. Additionally, law enforcement officers seized approximately 25 cases of wine from several businesses in possession of the illegally imported alcohol. 

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending. Additional information wasn't immediately available Thursday.

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