Deputies find van full of moonshine

WYMT -- Deputies in Whitley County were told to keep an eye out for Bob Crawford, 54, of Tennessee, but what they didn't know they'd find in his burgundy van was more than 20 gallons of illegal alcohol.

"He {the deputy} looked in the window, and there it was, moonshine in plain view," said Sheriff Colan Harrell.

Sheriff Harrell says there were 72 quarts of moonshine, along with five gallons of homemade wine, in all. The Sheriff estimates each quart could sell for $30 to $40 a quart, adding the total up to more than a thousand dollars. However, Whitley County is dry, and that much alcohol is also enough to land you in jail.

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  • by shawn on Nov 5, 2011 at 06:29 AM
    If a county is dry it is still not illegal to possess alcohol. Nobody said he made it there. And it is (unless the law has changed) legal to make up to 49 gallons per year and do with it what you please,except sell it for profit. You may give it away as a gift though. With the information given in this report,it is not clear if he was caught selling it. If he wasn't caught selling it he should walk on the charges and then sue for false arrest and wrongful imprisonment.

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