Prohibition Still in the Ligotino Farm Barn

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Prohibition Still in the Ligotino Farm Barn - Retreat, j Ag 1+ttr nt Still of 5.UMU UsU-' o*...
Retreat, j Ag 1+ttr nt Still of 5.UMU UsU-' o* Farm Xmr tlin- W*tf ^··A%r%| Lacquer Thinner to in a CMMI_- The. trail from a seized truck which figured in a hi operation at Poughkeepsie last Saturday Saturday led federal prohibition agents to the Ligotino farm south of Ohioville Ohioville where late Monday afternoon a large still was located. Saturday E a truck which was later claimed by Alfred Stingone of Nem- Vork city and a touring car which Poujthkeepsie police contend was occupied occupied by Rocco Cermano of motor! law be*l has sented many affray on Main-street. Poughkeepsie When the shooting driver of the truck the fled. Later SUngone claimed the truck and said on and find log 7- out lo , M? ce lhe source of i' Q ^ r _ a ?. a finally located the the Chihuahua not | of the still. turn prohibition Agents from the local office started started out to trace the source of the liquor and finally located the. big 2.500 gallon capacity still south of Ohioville. They also found 6.000 gallons of mash in tank; and 325 gallons of alcohol in five-gallon tanks. When the agents raided the place it was in operation but the man in evidence was Salvadore De Gregario Gregario who claimed to have but recently recently come from New York on a promise of a job on a farm. He v.-as arrested arrested and placed in jail. He claims he knows nothing of the proprietors I -- -- ff ·» --i.^-.^.^^. ***v, L* W.JL miu aaiu it had been stolen from New Vork city. Gertnano was arrested in con- · nection with the .shooting and : Probably claimed that he had recognized the! occupants of the truck as men t some time last fall attempted to hold him up. Hi-jackins operations were suspected by the 1'oughkeepsie po- Bce when they found the truck loaded with alleged liquor they noti- j fied U. S. Commissioner Flannery at · Beacon who in turn notified ~rhr id g The was leaders , I repeated must con- . . . . the cav and 1 troop abandoned north The agents contend that lacquer thinner used in the thinning of paint was being redistilled and made Into "hootch" of a quality which was on the truck seized Saturday at Poughkeepsie. There was a full equipment for the cleaning process and: the agents remained at th« farm all Monday night completing--destruction and in wait for additional operators to arrive, arrive, in View of the severe penalty which- may be imposed, uader th new Jones law,it .is not likely tha any one connected witht he sti will show up while the.agents are i possession, .if they know of the raid The still was/located in a barn,on the Charles Ligotino firm. The prisoner was being held today in the county jail pending arraignment before before U. S. Commissioner A. C. Connelly. Connelly. . - h b cu in This W \ il greatest r^t" «i . others, In present th mission those might relieve Free increased \olstead forcement retained as and it given. dry announced Treasury Justice whether be Mrs. In " . » is made

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  1. The Kingston Daily Freeman,
  2. 19 Mar 1929, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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