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Ky. authorities bust moonshine operation

Authorities in Kentucky's southeastern corner say they've found the largest moonshine still in years.

Doug Jordan with the Bell County Sheriff's Department told WYMT-TV in Hazard that officers charged Noal Ward, 40, on Wednesday with trafficking an alcoholic beverage in a dry territory and unlawful manufacturing. No bond was set and he remains in jail.

Police say they found more than 100 gallons of whiskey and 500 gallons of mash, from which the alcohol is made.

Jordan said because of the amount found, the department believes it was being sold across state lines. Tennessee and Virginia border Bell County.

Sheriff Bruce Bennett says there have been problems with underage people buying illegal whiskey.

-- WYMT-TV

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 11, 2010; 9:01 AM ET
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