Mac Gipson
Administrator

William E. Thigpen
Assistant Administrator


Robert W. "Bubba" Lee
Board Chairman

Samuetta H. Drew
Board Member

Michael Ingram, MD
Board Member


December 29, 2014

ABC Agents Find, Destroy Moonshine Still in Barbour County


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT:  Dean R. Argo

                                                                                            (334) 213-6330

 

 

 

 

ABC Agents Find, Destroy Moonshine Still in Barbour County

 

               Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board earlier today discovered an illegal moonshine still near the city of Eufaula in Barbour County.  Based on tips and other leads, the agents had been searching for the operation for about a week.

The  Agents, assigned to the ABC Board’s Moonshine Task Force, found the 16-barrel still hidden in a wooded area along Highway 82, about five miles from Eufaula. Agents destroyed the barrels and cookers, and seized 45 gallons of moonshine. The moonshine was also destroyed. The cooking operation was being fed from a nearby creek.

Although no arrests were made at onsite, the investigation is continuing.

              The ABC Board’s Moonshine Task Force is a special investigative unit that takes tips, develops leads, and is skilled in tracking and following trails that are often associated with this type of illegal operation. Anyone with any information about these or any other illegal activities is encouraged to call the ABC Board Hotline at 1-800-327-7341. Cash awards are available for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

 

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