TN moonshine bust yields 1,000 gallons of liquor

Aug 19, 2011 Full story: WSMV-TV Nashville 13

It's considered to be the largest bust in Hickman County in 50 years. A barn was being used as a still to make hundreds of gallons of moonshine.

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United States

#1 Aug 20, 2011
Well, I tried the "ole smokey" legal shine, and it's pretty weak compared to the real stuff. One more thing the government needs to get out of regulating-the strength of my liquor.

Gadsden, AL

#2 Aug 20, 2011
The Feds allow people to make wine and beer at home for personal consumption so why can't people make moonshine for personal consumption? After all, it will be personally consumed at some point.The poor man making the brew was just putting up a stash to last through the winter.
kegmans other friend

Clarksville, TN

#3 Aug 21, 2011
That snitching James Hassell as struck again.
damn it hassell

Batesburg, SC

#4 Aug 22, 2011
kegmans other friend wrote:
That snitching James Hassell as struck again.
He is just mad it wasn't his stash. Damn it man!

United States

#5 Aug 28, 2011
only only
the nose nose

Whites Creek, TN

#6 Aug 28, 2011
You can't blame that one on Hassell,he's to busy try to get out of voter fraud.
Kegmans friend

Nashville, TN

#7 Sep 6, 2011
The WSMV article said he had a history dating 40 years ago. This would have been the early 70s. If he was caught before for moonshining did he get caught with anyone or was he a loner?
china white

Marshall, TX

#8 Sep 15, 2011
So I guess you just really don't have Freedom Here in this Country any more.

Unless you know the right person, are related to the right person, or are the right person.

Nashville, TN

#9 Oct 7, 2011
Meth Labs all over Hickman, blowing up . And the focus is on moonshine ????????
mostly mouth

United States

#10 Oct 8, 2011
big deal

Nashville, TN

#11 Feb 2, 2012
Was all about pissing off someone and they ratted him out. And there was only 750 gallons there. Now they are going after him for the taxes due on the stuff they poured out!!

I know cause he's family.
Carrie Scoggins

United States

#12 Feb 2, 2012
I would bet that if "moonshine," was made that informants talked some poor person into making it, so they could make money. Moonshine is not popular, and no longer exists. That is why I believe that it was some informants profiteering by talking some simple minded individual given to this kind of informant peer pressure into making it. Moonshine, like using drugs, is not pop culture anymore. Its just not done.

United States

#13 Feb 3, 2012
Wasn't that Sandra Thorntons husband once? Same guy

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