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There goes the weekend: big moonshine bust

Posted by on Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM

State Alcohol Law Enforcement agents busted a Wilkesboro man and seized 929 gallons of moonshine, plus a large amount of sugar and other items. Roger Lee Nance, 1117 Shew Ridge Mission Road, been charged with possession of non-tax paid liquor.

This is one of the biggest seizures of white liquor I’ve seen come out of the mountains in my career,” ALE Director John Ledford said in a press release. “I commend the agents who were able to make this arrest. While tax-paid liquor is regulated and inspected, illegal distilleries are typically made in unhealthy conditions that could possibly cause exposure to lead and other problems.”

Another former North Carolina moonshiner, ex-NASCAR driver Junior Johnson, has since gone legit with his distilled liquor, Midnight Moon. It'll put hair on your chest.

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