Agents bust moonshine operation in the Mississippi Delta

Published 2:53 pm Thursday, September 13, 2018

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.

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

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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.