Moonshine still found in E. Ky.

Moonshine still found in E. Ky.

There are 137 comments on the The Courier-Journal story from Jul 30, 2009, titled Moonshine still found in E. Ky.. In it, The Courier-Journal reports that:

HAZARD, Ky. - A moonshine still has been found in the eastern Kentucky hills. Kentucky State Police said they found it in the Rockhouse community of Leslie County.

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“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

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#1 Jul 30, 2009
They found the still, 28 gallons of processed moonshine whiskey, a few marijuana plants and 13 prescription pills that were not in a pharmacy container. Sounds like this guy is going right where he needs to be. I hope they keep him there a good long time.
casey

Hazard, KY

#2 Jul 30, 2009
Is it illegal to have 1 quart of moonshine in your home? I know you was a police officer, so that's why i'm asking. A friend of my husbands gave him a quart of moonshine. If it's illegal, i'm going to pour it down the drain. It's never been open and my husband was going to give it to his dad.

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

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#4 Jul 30, 2009
45ACP wrote:
They found the still, 28 gallons of processed moonshine whiskey, a few marijuana plants and 13 prescription pills that were not in a pharmacy container. Sounds like this guy is going right where he needs to be. I hope they keep him there a good long time.
No prison time, he'll get probation.

Good thing too, moonshining should not be illegal.
It is not

Quito, Ecuador

#5 Jul 30, 2009
The act of producing moonshine is not illegal. SELLING moonshine is illegal. Don't sell it and don't take it over state lines. Other than that, you are golden. The dude from above is going to prison for the other offense alone. If he SOLD moonshine (which would be more difficult to prove) well you can add that to the list of 'why he will be there for a while'
big tex

Sizerock, KY

#6 Jul 30, 2009
well it was'nt mine ha ha

“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

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#7 Jul 30, 2009
casey wrote:
Is it illegal to have 1 quart of moonshine in your home? I know you was a police officer, so that's why i'm asking. A friend of my husbands gave him a quart of moonshine. If it's illegal, i'm going to pour it down the drain. It's never been open and my husband was going to give it to his dad.
No that's not a problem. Those laws are intended for the people who make, posses, and sell large ammounts. The law isn't going to be concerned with your husband giving one quart of moonshine to his dad.

“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

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#8 Jul 30, 2009
Bronston Man wrote:
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No prison time, he'll get probation.
Good thing too, moonshining should not be illegal.
I'm not as concerned about the shine as the pot and pills. He is in his sixties, if he got a decent sentence he would be too old to break the law again when/if he gets out.
Well I recon

Maryville, TN

#9 Jul 30, 2009
Ok I missed this one since I don't live in the Hazard area....Who is this person........my Mothers uncle had a moonshine still a long time ago, but I think He and his Brothers drank up the profit...heh heh

“BABA BOOEY TO YA"ALL”

Since: Dec 07

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#10 Jul 30, 2009
Is moonshine deadly if it's made poorly ?

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

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#11 Jul 30, 2009
45ACP wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not as concerned about the shine as the pot and pills. He is in his sixties, if he got a decent sentence he would be too old to break the law again when/if he gets out.
Well now hold on a second. He wasn't charged with possession of a controlled substance, he was charged with having pills in an improper container. That means those pills were his and he just didn't have 'em in the bottle.

That's a misdemeanor, and will probably be dropped in court as long as he can prove those are his pills prescribed by his doctor.

As far as the cultivation goes, it was a few plants. Now I'm of the opinion that a man should be able to do what he wants on his own property, but regardless a few is still less than five. Another misdemeanor.

This man will enjoy the rest of his 66th year a free man; he'll not go to prison. Good thing too, because he doesn't deserve it!

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

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#12 Jul 30, 2009
45ACP wrote:
<quoted text>No that's not a problem. Those laws are intended for the people who make, posses, and sell large ammounts. The law isn't going to be concerned with your husband giving one quart of moonshine to his dad.
What's the difference between a little moonshine and a lot? To you, growing one pot plant is the same as growing an entire acre, and you think that person should go to prison forever.

Couldn't someone just as easily say, "well, those laws against cultivation of marijuana, they are intended for the people who make, possess, and sell large amounts."

Seems you have a double-standard concerning which laws you want to see enforced and which laws you don't.

“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

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#13 Jul 30, 2009
Bronston Man wrote:
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Well now hold on a second. He wasn't charged with possession of a controlled substance, he was charged with having pills in an improper container. That means those pills were his and he just didn't have 'em in the bottle.
That's a misdemeanor, and will probably be dropped in court as long as he can prove those are his pills prescribed by his doctor.
As far as the cultivation goes, it was a few plants. Now I'm of the opinion that a man should be able to do what he wants on his own property, but regardless a few is still less than five. Another misdemeanor.
This man will enjoy the rest of his 66th year a free man; he'll not go to prison. Good thing too, because he doesn't deserve it!
You're assuming an awful lot, the ownership of the pills and number of plants. Even if you are right the moonshining could end up in federal court and he may never see the light of day again. I think this is what he deserves personally. He knew growing pot and makeing moonshine was illegal and did it anyway. What he gets is good enough for him, and the more the better.

“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

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#14 Jul 30, 2009
Bronston Man wrote:
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What's the difference between a little moonshine and a lot? To you, growing one pot plant is the same as growing an entire acre, and you think that person should go to prison forever.
Couldn't someone just as easily say, "well, those laws against cultivation of marijuana, they are intended for the people who make, possess, and sell large amounts."
Seems you have a double-standard concerning which laws you want to see enforced and which laws you don't.
That's not what I said, I just answered the posters question. I didn't say it was legal. The only officer I know who would have possibly made an arrest for one quart of moonshine is now retired. If I had to make a choice between busting a pot grower and a moonshiner I get the pot head every time. But if I didn't have to choose I'd get them both.

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

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#15 Jul 30, 2009
45ACP wrote:
<quoted text>You're assuming an awful lot, the ownership of the pills and number of plants. Even if you are right the moonshining could end up in federal court and he may never see the light of day again. I think this is what he deserves personally. He knew growing pot and makeing moonshine was illegal and did it anyway. What he gets is good enough for him, and the more the better.
I'm really not assuming anything, you are by speculating that he'll never see the light of day again. The article clearly stated that he was charged with prescription in an improper container. It said nothing about possession of a controlled substance.

The article did not say the exact number of plants, no. But it did say a "few", and to me 6 or more would not be classified as a "few".

“fck the causey freaks !”

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#16 Jul 30, 2009
sortafairytale65 wrote:
Is moonshine deadly if it's made poorly ?
yes it is...

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

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#17 Jul 30, 2009
45ACP wrote:
<quoted text>That's not what I said, I just answered the posters question. I didn't say it was legal. The only officer I know who would have possibly made an arrest for one quart of moonshine is now retired. If I had to make a choice between busting a pot grower and a moonshiner I get the pot head every time. But if I didn't have to choose I'd get them both.
Alright, hypothetical here. Suppose you're on the job. Words comes to the station one day that "Casey", above, was overheard talking about giving her father-in-law that one quart of moonshine.

Do you go kick down her door to take that one quart of moonshine and throw her in jail?

Now, let's not get into the legalese of warrants and appealing to the judge. Just a simply yes or no question: Should the government kick down her door to prevent her from sharing that one quart of illegal substance with her family member?
big tex

Sizerock, KY

#18 Jul 30, 2009
hey girls i got some black berry moon shine would you all like to taste it with me and get drunk naked with me?

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

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#19 Jul 30, 2009
big tex wrote:
hey girls i got some black berry moon shine would you all like to taste it with me and get drunk naked with me?
Better hush, someone might call the FBI and you'll find yourself down at the Federal Courthouse in London!
Rox

Sheridan, AR

#20 Jul 30, 2009
It is not wrote:
The act of producing moonshine is not illegal. SELLING moonshine is illegal. Don't sell it and don't take it over state lines. Other than that, you are golden. The
The two of you have me confused. This one says it is not illegal to MAKE, but it is to sell. OK, sounds good to me. I thought 45ACP was agreeing with him at first, but now I'm not so sure. If making it is not illegal, why do the producers of moonshine have to have their still in a valley far from home and keep their shotgun handy when they visit the still? If it isn't illegal, how come the Feds bust it up on the courthouse steps? Maybe selling it should be illegal due to taxes due, but making it should be as simple as me making a cake. I make it, it's mine. no sweat.
Beijing

Sheridan, AR

#21 Jul 30, 2009
was this thelma's still? that's what I heardyou live on rockhouse thelma? ladswan?

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