Man charged with making moonshine

Man charged with making moonshine

There are 8 comments on the Grayson News Gazette story from Apr 12, 2010, titled Man charged with making moonshine. In it, Grayson News Gazette reports that:

In one of those rare flashes back to prohibition era, the Grayson County Sheriffa s Department shut down an illegal moonshine operation earlier this week.

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Baloney

Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Apr 12, 2010
They have time to bust someone making personal use distilled liquor yet meth makers, drug dealers and bootleggers of commercial beer/wine/spirits are running free for the most part. What a load of manure. Only reason this is illegal is that distilled alcoholic beverages must be taxed - the Treasury dept gets mad when they don't get their per gallon tax and the state now gets mad when they don't make their 6% package sales tax. It's an election year - poor guy will likely get nailed for show.
crazy

Greensburg, KY

#2 May 11, 2010
this is a sad story!! cant believe this.That is the shoffner gang- get them out NOW
Holly J

United States

#3 Jun 15, 2010
Baloney wrote:
They have time to bust someone making personal use distilled liquor yet meth makers, drug dealers and bootleggers of commercial beer/wine/spirits are running free for the most part. What a load of manure. Only reason this is illegal is that distilled alcoholic beverages must be taxed - the Treasury dept gets mad when they don't get their per gallon tax and the state now gets mad when they don't make their 6% package sales tax. It's an election year - poor guy will likely get nailed for show.
i agree !
STONERBOY

Elizabethtown, KY

#4 Oct 26, 2010
Baloney wrote:
They have time to bust someone making personal use distilled liquor yet meth makers, drug dealers and bootleggers of commercial beer/wine/spirits are running free for the most part. What a load of manure. Only reason this is illegal is that distilled alcoholic beverages must be taxed - the Treasury dept gets mad when they don't get their per gallon tax and the state now gets mad when they don't make their 6% package sales tax. It's an election year - poor guy will likely get nailed for show.
Well said. Not to mention weed. Its not a drug its an herb lol. Its nowhere near as bad as meth or crack or cocaine. Ive seen all of the above ruin peoples lives. To quote again "Only reason this is illegal is that weed cant be taxed" Some states are starting to talk about making it legal and taxing it. I say hell yea!!!!! The country would be a much better place.
316solowe

Erlanger, KY

#5 Nov 17, 2010
Well if you know who is doing the illegal things you speak of, and you dont turn them in, then reap what you sow.
Norm

Trinity, TX

#6 Nov 18, 2010
Well elections are over so things will quiet down again since jailer, sheriff, etc are all fat dumb and happy for another term. About the only ones that will be out for points with the public will be the state level candidates and incumbents since they come up in '11. That's why the psuedoephedrine possibly going to prescription within the state is now and issue - state officials want you to think they care.
pepper

Elizabethtown, KY

#7 Nov 21, 2010
whoever started this topic is retarded because you cant get in trouble for makin shine. you can only get in trouble for transportin it or makin a certain amount of gallons!
Norm

Campbellsville, KY

#8 Nov 23, 2010
pepper wrote:
whoever started this topic is retarded because you cant get in trouble for makin shine. you can only get in trouble for transportin it or makin a certain amount of gallons!
Better think again genius - if it's distilled for beverage use it's classed as a spirit and is illegal to make without the licenses. Beer and wine you can make for your own consumption (non sale) as they are fermented and not distilled.

From the TTB.gov site (the people that regulate this stuff)

http://www.ttb.gov/faqs/genalcohol.shtml

"Spirits

You cannot produce spirits for beverage purposes without paying taxes and without prior approval of paperwork to operate a distilled spirits plant.[See 26 U.S.C. 5601 & 5602 for some of the criminal penalties.] There are numerous requirements that must be met that make it impractical to produce spirits for personal or beverage use. Some of these requirements are paying excise tax, filing an extensive application, filing a bond, providing adequate equipment to measure spirits, providing suitable tanks and pipelines, providing a separate building (other than a dwelling) and maintaining detailed records, and filing reports. All of these requirements are listed in 27 CFR Part 19.

Spirits may be produced for non-beverage purposes for fuel use only without payment of tax, but you also must file an application, receive TTB's approval, and follow requirements, such as construction, use, records and reports. "

So then, who's the retard?

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