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Agents bust moonshine operation in the Mississippi Delta

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Law officers have broken up a moonshine operation in the Mississippi Delta.

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 12:34 PM
Updated: Sep 13, 2018 1:28 PM

CARROLLTON, Miss. (AP) — Law officers have broken up a moonshine operation in the Mississippi Delta.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the bust happened Wednesday at a home in Carroll County.


Photo: Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control

Officers from the sheriff's department and the state Department of Revenue found 840 gallons (3,180 liters) of fermenting corn mash and at least 38 gallons (144 liters) of moonshine whiskey.

They also found a sugar, cracked corn, copper condensing coils, a steel cooker and a 21-barrel still.

This was at least the second moonshine bust in Mississippi this month. Agents broke up a large operation Sept. 4 in the coastal community of Kiln.

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