An illegal alcohol operation with dozens of fermentation vessels was found in a wooded area in Alabama on Monday.
An illegal alcohol operation with dozens of fermentation vessels was found in a wooded area in Alabama on Monday, sparking an investigation to find who worked at the helm of the party.
The Eufaula Police Department said in a Facebook post, the discovery was made by a group of trees in a wooded area in Eufaula city limits, located about 85 miles east of Montgomery.
The operation consisted of 36 fermentation vats that can produce about $7,500 in illegal liquor on each run.
Authorities discovered 36 fermentation vats that can produce about $7,500 in illegal liquor on each run.
“It was a fairly large operation, approximately 250 gallons worth of moonshine,” Eufaula Police Sgt. Donald Brown told WTVM. “The distillery was in the process when they saw it. They sat on it for a while, but nobody showed up.”
The police photographs posted on Facebook of the moonshine operation that was tried to be hidden with the help of tarpaulins.
The moonshine operation was discovered by a group of people the felling of trees in the neighborhood.
The authorities later dismantled and disabled with the operation, knocking over and emptying of barrels.
Authorities dismantled the illegal exploitation by knocking over the barrels.
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A resident who lives near where the discovery was made told WTVM he was surprised to hear the news, but that he doesn’t believe only one person was involved.
About 250 gallons worth of moonshine was discovered in the forest on Monday and was destroyed by the police.
“I really didn’t know moonshine was made down here,” Willis Upshaw said. “When a person makes moonshine so he is going to a buddy, it is just like anything else.”
Eufaula Police said that the discovery of the illegal operation is still under investigation, and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has joined the probe.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed