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Encyclopedia of Rumrunners and Speakeasies: Freeport During Prohibition: 1925

1925 - January

Charles Olsen and George Schroth of Freeport were arrested after Federal agent caught them loading 40 cases of Scotch into automobiles at the rear of a cottage opposite Ellison's docks.  The charges were dismissed due to the lack of a warrant.


"Illegal Search in Freeport Case, Avows Barmore." The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 11, 1925, 24. Accessed December 13, 2017.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, December 13, 2017.

1925 - February

Freeport Police raided two Bennington Park speakeasies in February 1925.  Tony Mango of Alexander Avenue and Nicholas La Scala of Newton Boulevard were arrested and charged with possessing intoxicating liquors.  


"2 Freeport Liquor Raids." The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. February 14, 1925, 3. Accessed December 8, 2017.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, December 8, 2017.