Mac Gipson
Administrator

William E. Thigpen
Assistant Administrator


Robert W. "Bubba" Lee
Board Chairman

Samuetta H. Drew
Board Member

Michael Ingram, MD
Board Member


April 9, 2014

ABC Agents Arrest Two and Destroy Two Lowndes County Stills


 

April 8, 2014

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      Contact:  Dean R. Argo

                                                                                                                (334) 213-6330

 

ABC AGENTS ARREST TWO AND DESTROY TWO
LOWNDES COUNTY STILLS

 

              Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Agents, along with members of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department this afternoon located and destroyed two illegal moonshine stills near the Collirene Community.  ABC Agents also arrested two adult males - Henry Rudolph and Derry Andrews – both believed to be from Lowndes County. Rudolph and Andrews were transported to the Lowndes County Jail and have been charged initially with possession of an illegal still.

              ABC Agents and Lowndes County Sheriff’s deputies located the stills about two months ago, but waited to move in until more information could be gathered and suspects identified. Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams assisted in today’s bust.

The first still was capable of cooking 19 barrels of mash. Agents seized 5 gallons of finished moonshine. The second still, believed to be constructed and operated by the same persons, was capable of cooking 15 barrels of mash. No finished product was found at the second still. Agents believe that the suspects had tapped into county water line and stole water to use in the cooking process. The Lowndes County Water Board is also involved in the investigation and has not determined whether it will pursue charges.

              For more information about the stills and those arrested, please contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department at (334) 548-2222.






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