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929 Gallons of White Lightning Found in Wilkesboro PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Monday, 12 October 2009 08:24

State authorities said they found nearly 1,000 gallons of moonshine under a shed in Wilkesboro.


According to the Associated Press, the 929 gallons are believed to have belonged to 63-year-old Roger Lee Nance, of Wilkesboro.  Nance was arrested on Wednesday on possession of non-tax-paid liquor for the purpose of selling.

Agency director John Ledford told the A.P. that Wednesday’s discovery is one of the biggest mountain busts he can remember.

Although authorities were able to find the moonshine and large amounts of sugar, which is used in moonshine production, the still was not found.

N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement agents, N.C. Highway Patrol, and the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office all helped in the investigation.


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