Woman charged after three people die drinking home-made alcohol

A WOMAN has been charged with a string of liquor offences after three people died from drinking home-made ‘moonshine’ alcohol in north-west NSW.

Two men and a woman residing at a mission in Collarenebri died after consuming the home-made brew in January and February 2015.

Detectives conducted an extensive investigation into the deaths and, following a Coroner’s inquest in October this year, have now charged a 56-year-old woman.


The woman attended Collarenebri Police Station on Tuesday afternoon where she was served with a future court attendance notice for four counts of selling liquor without a licence and three counts of open, keep or use premises to sell liquor without a licence.

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