Friday, April 3, 2009

If at first you don't succeed...

A local 'entrepreneur,' less than a year since his bust for an underground marijuana farm, has now been arrested for the operation of a moonshine still.

"Hey, I'm just trying to keep the customer satisfied and it's not like it was a meth lab."
Edward Johnson

Agents shut down "still"
The State of Tennessee has shut down an alcohol manufacturing operation in the Big Hill Area of Cannon County. Special Agent Amy Lamping of the Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission went to the home of Edward Johnson, age 55 of Big Hill Road in Liberty, to execute a search warrant. Upon searching the home, Lamping and other agents discovered the still in an outdoor garage. Lamping seized several items during the search including a 20 pound tank, burner, condenser, finished product, two 50 gallon plastic mash barrels, copper cap and 150 pounds of corn. Following the search and seizure, Lamping charged Johnson with possession of a still apparatus and possession of unstamped alcoholic beverages. more

The garage was also the scene of a huge sophisticated underground marijuana growing operation found June 20, 2008 when U.S. Marshals and the Cannon County Sheriff's Dept. were taking part in Operation Falcon III and were at the residence looking for a wanted fugitive. Law enforcement officials found 140 marijuana plants ready to harvest worth an 'estimated' $280,000.
from The Cannon Courier

Keep The Customer Satisfied

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