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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 4:48 pm

It's been about 20 years since a moonshine distillery was found in Coffee County, but on Dec. 11, that's what deputies with the Coffee County Sheriff's Office discovered.

On Dec. 11, the sheriff's office received a call from a concerned citizen regarding an illegal moonshine still.

The still was located on Coffee County Road 408, west of Elba and close to the Covington County line.

The Coffee County Sheriff's Department called in Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control agents to assist with the investigation.

Officers from both agencies conducted a search of the property.

According to a press release from the ABC Board, they located an operating moonshine still that included 18 55-gallon barrels.

The still was capable of producing approximately 130 gallons on moonshine per week.

The release said a firearm that was reported stolen in Montgomery was also recovered on the property.

The Coffee County Sheriff's Office and the ABC Board are questioning a person of interest in the case.

If anyone has information regarding the investigation or any other illegal moonshine still operations, please call the Coffee County Sheriff's Office at 894-5535 ot the ABC Board at 792-9155.

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