Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board agents discovered a well-hidden moonshine still in Clay County on Thursday.
Agents say the 20 barrel still was found in the process of investigating a tip regarding a possible marijuana field. The still was located in
a utility shed on property located down a dirt drive, a short distance from
Jericho Road, near Ashland.
According to a press release from the ABC Board, agents arrived an witnessed a person arriving on the property and waited on him to leave his vehicle. It was later learned that the suspect was in possession of moonshine paraphernalia and after questioning, determined his was operating the still.
Task force members recovered and dismantled the still cooker and seized 16.5 gallons of moonshine,11.5 gallons of clear spirits and five gallons of charred. The members were assisted by the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
The suspect is being allowed to turn himself into the sheriff's Office next week and will be charged with one count of possession of a still and one count of possession of illegal moonshine.
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