Moonshine & $150K Seized from 100 acre Farm in Spartanburg, S.C.

Moonshine & $150K Seized from 100 acre Farm in Spartanburg, S.C.

Spartanburg : SC : USA | Jun 30, 2011 at 11:38 PM PDT
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Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.

It took since January, but 220 gallons of old fashion moonshine and $150,000 were seized Thursday by drug investigators in Spartanburg. Two men-- ages 72 and 52-- were arrested; two others were to surrender, Sheriff Chuck Wright said.

It was believed to be the largest bust of type in Spartanburg's history.

Drug investigators are uncertain how long the moonshine still had been operating. Wright said deputies were tipped off by someone that alerted them that liquor was being sold without a license in Landrum, S.C.

Also seized was equipment to make the moonshine, and about 2,000 gallons of the man-made alcohol was found tanks. The owner of the 100-acre farm where the moonshine was being made was one of those taken into custody.

Wright said it was illegal to make or sell alcohol in Spartanburg County without a license.

The moonshine that was seized will be destroyed, deputies said. Moonshine has been known to kill and cause brain damage.

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