Over 300 gallons of moonshine seized in Sumter Co.

Over 300 gallons of moonshine seized in Sumter Co.
(Source: ALEA)
(Source: ALEA)
(Source: ALEA)
(Source: ALEA)

SUMTER COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A Sumter County man is facing charges after authorities found hundreds of gallons of moonshine.

Reginald Williams, 57 of Cuba, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 10 and charged with five counts of possession of a still and one count of manufacturing moonshine, according to a news release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

"Making moonshine, it's not legal in the state of Alabama, and people need to know that if you're doing these illegal activities you will be caught. We've got agents that are working tirelessly around the clock specifically looking for things of this nature," Trooper Reginal King said.

Williams was arrested after State Bureau of Investigation agents seized at 400-gallon still at a house in the 200 block of Ruffin Road in Cuba. The still contained five condensers.

Agents also seized 356 gallons of moonshine, 1,200 gallons of mash, 1,960 pounds of sugar and 500 pounds of Rye.

The Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Sumter County District Attorney Greg Griggers and the 17th Judicial Drug Task Force also assisted in the investigation.

Williams was booked into the Sumter County Jail.

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