September 16, 2015 • AMANDA MAY METZGER [email protected]
CHESTER — In A February raid in 1925, 55 federal agents sought to mop up the bootleg trail that stretched from Albany to Plattsburgh, shutting down dozens of sites and seizing $100,000 worth of hooch, an effort led by the divisional dry chief R.Q. Marrick, who traveled the country cracking down on bootleggers.
Chester was one of the stops along the raid.
According to a 1925 article in the Warrensburgh News, the proprietor of a garage in town and his employers were pinched after a Cadillac touring car and a Packard were found “laden with liquor.”