GBI discovers alcohol still, dumps 580 gallons

Thursday night the GBI discovered an alcohol still just off of Clark Road. That's off Highway 56.

Investigators dumped 580 gallons of illegal liquor.

District Attorney Danny Craig says they moved in to seize the alcohol at around 5 o'clock Thursday night. They found out about it from an anonymous tip.

The property owner is 78-year-old Walter Bennett.

Craig says a former sheriff tells him moonshine may be a family affair.

"Sure enough, when he pulled up he recognized him by face and said, 'I think I arrested his brothers back in the 60's'," Craig says.

Manufacturing untaxed alcohol is a felony.

William Bennett was still at his home Thursday night.

Craig said warrants would be issued Friday morning.


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