|Old back alley moonshine still|
Moonshine stills discovered amongst marijuana crop
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NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter pilot looking for marijuana found 50 plants in Cocke County.
When the ground crew he was guiding got there, officers also found seven moonshine whiskey stills - each capable of making 500-gallon batches. There were 200 gallons of finished whiskey. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported 6 of the stills were full of mash to make more.
THP Lt. Terry Botts spotted the plants near a house and barn off Highway 160 and Highway 321 Tuesday morning.
No charges were immediately filed and the state Alcoholic Beverage Commission is investigating.