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ALE Agents Bust Moonshine Operation In Johnston County

Posted July 26, 2002 5:19 a.m. EDT

— Authorities busted a moonshine operation in Johnston County Friday.

Agents with the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) division found 45 gallons of moonshine valued at about $1,100 along Jada Allen Road. They said the moonshine was mostly found in 40 plastic barrels.

Authorities said they also found 2,000 gallons of mash, the material used to make moonshine.

Agents think the still had been operating for more than a year. It is the seventh moonshine still authorities have broken up since January in Johnston County.

Authorities said they have not found the people responsible.