This is a moonshine still that was recovered during an investigation at a home in the Joppa community. | Courtesy of the Morgan County Sheriff's Department
This is a moonshine still that was recovered during an investigation at a home in the Joppa community. | Courtesy of the Morgan County Sheriff's Department

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Man charged with making moonshine

Published 10:49am Monday, July 22, 2013

A Joppa man is facing charges of operating a moonshine still at his home.

Daniel Wesley England
Daniel Wesley England

Daniel Wesley England of 120 Mardis Point Road in Joppa was arrested and charged with illegal possession of prohibited liquor. He was being held in the Morgan County Jail on a $300 bond.

The suspect will likely be facing additional felony charges for the operation of the moonshine still. The investigation is still ongoing.

Morgan County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a welfare check of a horse located at 120 Mardis Point Road in the Joppa community Saturday around 5 p.m. Deputies found horse, which appeared to be in poor health.

While attempting to find food and water for the horse with a family member of the residence, deputies Brandon Sain and Terry Jones located a moonshine still inside shed on the property.

The Morgan County Drug Task Force and the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control located an operational moonshine still and 20 gallons of moonshine. Officers dismantled the moonshine still.

Animal Control will also be informed of the condition of the horse found on the property with possibly more additional charges to follow.

 

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