Saturday, May 18 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:09:31 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. The man with Gordon at the time of the accident now faces drug charges. More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -
An old fashioned moonshine distillery is not something you stumble upon every day, but on Martin Street in Moss Point a city employee accidentally discovered just that.
Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis said, "The building official was out looking at some properties in Moss Point, reviewing the flood plan requirements FEMA has established, and when he came to this particular location he detected the odor of I guess you could say moonshine."
Davis said the call came as a big shock to him.
"I was surprised yesterday when I received the call which prompted me to personally come out here and see for myself that it was actually being said. In fact when I contacted ABC there was a lot of excitement there to come out and take a look at it," Davis said.
Mississippi Alcohol Beverage Control sent agents to the scene. The agent in Charge, Bryan Alexander, told WLOX News they destroyed a 55 gallon barrel of corn, rye and mash, confiscated a travel trailer and dismantled the distillery at the home.
Davis said, "It is a felony in this state to possess the integral parts to manufacture moonshine so we anticipate to make at least one arrest potentially other arrests too."
When we went to the house Saturday two people were at the home, but neither of them were Amos Perkins. The man who police believe owned the trailer.
"We do believe he has lived here in the past, we have information he is no longer living here, he recently moved out," Davis said.
At this point in the investigation they do not know if the moonshine was being made to sell. Possession of an illegal distillery carries a sentence of up to three years in jail for a first offense.
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