Clipped From Middletown Times Herald
/'"FLORIDA RAID STORY GIVEN FEDERALJURY Sergeant Grimes a Witness in Trial of Chemical Company In Baltimore BALTIMORE--Most of Tester- day's testimony in the trial "before the United States District Court two corporations and seven persons on charges of conspiracy to divert industrial alcohol to beverage purposes purposes was in connection with the seizure of stills in Florida, N. Y., Erie Pa., and Paterson, N. J. The government sought to show that the agricultural chemical works at South Kearney, N. J., and the Mid West Chemical company shipped shipped specially denatured alcohol, which they had cracked to stills those communities for distillation into pure alcohol. The government attempted to trace a shipment of seventy-eight drums of agricultural insecticide lor the Mid West company to a still mile from Florida. Sergeant Aidrew E. Grimes, of the New York State Police, testified that on June second, 1928, he other state troopers, raided the still and seized fifteen drums of alcohol and 118 five-gallon cans of alcohol and arrested eight men. The men were charged with and convicted operating the still. Specimens of the alcohol found in the drums indicated that the diurns had been included in a shipment from the Mid West company to Tony Recarding, who was identified as a customer of the company by David Kaplus, one of the defendants. defendants. William E. Dunn, prohibition agent in charge at Kingston, N. Y., identified samples of the alcohol which were taken from the still turned over to his office.