Austin Man Charged For Having Liquor Distillery In Home

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Austin Man Charged For Having Liquor Distillery In Home


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January 19, 2014 Updated Jan 19, 2014 at 10:44 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Ind. (21Alive) – Indiana State Excise officers found a liquor distillery inside a home in southern Indiana.

Excise police say Billy J. Morris of Austin, Ind. was cited on charges related to distilling liquor without a permit.

Morris faces charges of possession of unlicensed equipment for the production of alcoholic beverages and the sale of untaxed alcoholic beverages.

Officers also seized a still and other items used to manufacture liquor.

Superintendent Matt Strittmatter said, “It appears the popularity of producing alcohol has increased since the process was shown on the Discovery Channel show ‘Moonshiners’.”

Police say Morris will appear in Scott County Superior Court soon.

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