73-year-old arrested after moonshine bust in Rankin Co. - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

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73-year-old arrested after moonshine bust in Rankin Co.

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A 73-year-old man was arrested and charged after Rankin County made a moonshine bust on Henry Sample Road.

Henry Sample was charged on March 30 with a felony for manufacturing or distilling alcohol and the unlawful possession of a still. 

Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Agents executed a search warrant at Sample's home on 197 Henry Sample Road, in Rankin County.

During the search, agents discovered an illegal distillery (still) located in a shed behind the suspects residence.

Agents seized approximately 43 gallons moonshine; 5 barrel illicit distillery consisting of 250 gallons corn mash; an 110 gallon cooker; 2 copper condensers; raw materials consisting of corn and sugar; and a stolen handgun.

Sample was charged with a misdemeanor charge of possession of alcoholic beverages in a dry county.

He was also charged with a felony for manufacturing or distilling alcohol and the unlawful possession of a still.

On March 30, a felony affidavit was filed and Mr. Sample was booked at Rankin County Jail on a felony charge. His bond was set at $3000. 

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