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Moonshine bust

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – A Franklin County man is facing some serious time behind bars for what officers said he had going on in his backyard.

Virginia ABC special agents and sheriff’s deputies were behind the bust, and they said Sammy Lee Scott was selling his homemade moonshine to underage customers.

Officers said they confiscated 40 gallons of the 49-year-old’s booze, destroyed his 50-gallon still and seized 300 gallons of live mash.

The illegal manufacture of alcohol is a Class 6 felony punishable with one to five years in jail, or jail up to one year and a fine of up to $2,500, either or both.

Agents said they were acting on a caller’s tip.


  • Unknown

    A cheaper solution for society rather than imprisonment:

    Seize and destroy the still. Fine him for the sales. Leave him out of prison. Why should I pay for his lunch?

  • Fletcher Voelcker

    Why does the government have a monopoly on alcohol? The under age thing is a bogus line since an 18yr old can go in the military without parental consent yet they have to be 21 to drink. A 26yr old can be on their parents insurance ? So when is a child an adult and responsible for themselves and when is a parent’s responsibility over their child’s action over? There needs to be one line in the sand they are either adult citizens or they are not, you cannot have it both ways. Here is the biggest problem, most of you people think it’s one party or the other when in actuality it’s both corrupt RULING parties. Both parties are bought and paid for by the exact same globalist corporate banksters that own the mainstream media. Divide and conquer is still working well for these evil people Vote Robert Sarvis & James Carr in November. There are only two parties to blame for all your government induced problems. Both corrupt ruling parties are bought and paid for the exact same banksters that own your supposed free press. Wake up now or wake up in shackles.

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