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Moon Still Shines on Moonshine Stills in E. Texas

Yes friends. The moon still shines on the moonshine stills deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas.  Just ask the lawmen in Trinity and Smith Counties.


via flickr/Jacob...K

For the second time in a month, East Texas cops have broken up a moonshining operation.

The latest was late last month in New Chapel Hill, near Tyler.  Smith County Constables shut down two stills and arrested the moonshiner who is facing charges.

Smith County officers say it’s the first moonshine operation they’ve busted in nearly 40 years.

Earlier last month, Trinity County constables shut down another still and arrested a 20-year-old man, who is also charged with marijuana possession.

Some lawmen blame the Discovery Channel reality show Moonshiners for this “sudden” flareup of illegal whiskey. They say the show makes it look so easy some people can’t resist trying it.

via Officers Uncover Source Of Area’s Illegal Moonshine.

Making illegal whiskey is as old as the hills.  It’s legal to make small amounts of whiskey for your own personal consumption, as long as you don’t sell it. That’s illegal, because the IRS isn’t getting the tax revenue it puts on “legal” sales.

It’s worth noting that the guv’ment agents who bust moonshiners are from the IRS, which is why they’re called “revenuers”.

via Moonshining On The Rise in East Texas – Houston News – Hair Balls.


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