Friday, June 18, 2010
Looking For Marijuana...Finding Moonshine
Kentucky state police troopers hoping to chop down marijuana plants came across what appeared to be another illegal substance the state was once known for: moonshine.
State police say 26-year-old William Brian Finley of Manchester was charged with a misdemeanor count of first-degree illegal possession of alcoholic beverages in dry territory. Trooper Don Trosper says the eastern Kentucky man was not arrested. Police say troopers confiscated 150 quart jars of the suspected moonshine Thursday in the Paw Paw community near Manchester. Trosper said, "You never know what you're going to run upon in our business."Police say they found no still or manufacturing facility.