Ad Spot

ABC agents destroy moonshine still

By By Sheila Blackmon/The Meridian Star
Feb. 21, 2001
An anonymous tip called into the sheriff's office led to the arrest of two Meridian men earlier this week for operating a moonshine still.
Elbert L. Williams Sr., 60, of 5286 Water Valley Road, and Reginald Nay Williams Jr., 42, of 805 Church Ave., were charged Monday night with with possession of an illegal distillery, a felony.
The arrests were made by John Butler and Rusty Hanna of Alcohol Beverage Control's Meridian office.
The still was in an old barn on Highway 496 in Toomsuba, Hanna said. ABC agents seized and destroyed 550 gallons of rye mash, a 500-gallon cooker, copper condenser, 420 pounds of sugar, 1,920 one-gallon plastic jugs distillery equipment and materials capable of producing about $5,000 in moonshine whiskey monthly.
Hanna said illegal stills are less common than they once were.
ABC agents from Hattiesburg office and Lauderdale County sheriff's deputies assisted in the arrest.
Reginald Williams was released on a $5,000 bond Tuesday, while Elbert Williams remains in custody this morning in the Lauderdale County Detention Facility.
Sheila Blackmon is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail her at sblackmon@themeridianstar.com.

Franklin County

CDC authorizes COVID-19 vaccine for children

News

Russellville celebrates freedom at Jam on Sloss Lake Monday

News

RFD responds to downtown structure fire

Franklin County

Franklin County 4-H announces horse club, summer day camps

Franklin County

Sweet T’s Meat & Greet celebrates grand opening

Franklin County

Bank Independent launches School Share

Franklin County

First Metro Bank reaches nearly 2,000 local students through financial literacy efforts

Franklin County

County votes in primary runoff

News

Kids, Kin program, Girl Scouts present information at RPL

Franklin County

FC Rescue Squad president faces arrest for theft

Franklin County

Summer P-EBT benefits go to families of eligible school children

News

Red Bay City Council approves water, gas board resolution

News

Red Bay Council discusses regulating vicious animals

Franklin County

Furr Fest fundraiser sees success

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2001, Kathryn (Keeton) Nix

News

Phil Campbell festival unites friends for food, fun, music

News

BTCPA gears up to perform ‘Leading Ladies,’ final play of season

News

Phil Campbell Police Department adds new vehicle to its fleet

News

Face-painting fun, crafts, treats delight at RPL

News

PC prepares to enforce noise, impoundment ordinances

Franklin County

Blue Springs VFD holds Furr Fest fundraiser

Franklin County

Russellville promotes race amity June 12

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2000, Lindsay (Gerstman) Almond

News

PC Title Loan opens

x