2 arrested in moonshine bust in Marengo Co.

Published: Feb. 17, 2016 at 2:45 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 24, 2016 at 2:45 PM CST
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2 arrested after moonshine bust (Source: ALEA)
2 arrested after moonshine bust (Source: ALEA)

MARENGO COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Two men are under arrest following a moonshine bust in Marengo County.

Reginald Williams, 57, of Cuba and William Walters III, 49, of Nanafalia are charged with one count of possession of a still for manufacture of prohibited liquors and one count of possession of illegally manufactured alcoholic beverage, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA).

Agents seized a 200 gallon moonshine still, six barrels of mash along with ingredients needed to make moonshine.

"That's a fairly decent amount of materials. It could make a substantial amount of moonshine," Reginal King with ALEA said.

"This arrest is the result of an investigation in which SBI Agents located and seized a 200-gallon moonshine still, six barrels of alcohol mash, several bags of sugar and rye along with approximately 100 empty gallon jugs at a Marengo County residence, as well as, 336 empty gallon jugs at a Cuba residence," Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier said in a news release.

Williams and Walters were both booked into the Marengo County Jail.

In November, state authorities arrested a man named Reginald Williams on similar charges in Sumter County. He's the same age and from the same city as the Reginald Williams in this case.

WBRC is checking with state and Marengo County officials to see if the same Reginald Williams faces charges in both cases.

As for Tuesday's moonshine investigation, neither suspect has been granted a bond.

SBI Agents were assisted by the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and the Marengo County Sheriff's Department.

Anyone with any information about this case or any other illegal activity is encouraged to call the SBI Hotline at (800) 392-8011.

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