100 Gallon Still in Dunbar Mountains Mar. 31, 1937

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100 Gallon Still in Dunbar Mountains Mar. 31, 1937 - FEDERAL AND STATE AGENTS Seize 100-Gallon Still...
FEDERAL AND STATE AGENTS Seize 100-Gallon Still In Dunbar Mountains In -1st Of Series Of Raids. OTHERS TO Glean-up Comes On Heels Of Phillips' FW-Flung Vice Campaign. On the heels of Special District Attorney'.Linn V. Phillips' vice "cru- whjch has landed scores be- ·the alcohol could be smelled far down in the valley and that the grain could be : seen running down p.the-'mountain in:a.;. : small-stream. , Sloan was brought to Uniontown this morning affer he had eaten breakfast of "warmed-over 7 ' hot- cakes for questioning. While Sloan is being, held for Mnd the -bars during the past two weeks on numbers-racket and mis- 'celianeous' crime charges, state and federal. liquor agents : swept -into the county early today and'launch- ed what' is expected to be an sive illicit liquor cleanup. The agents, rising .with the morning "sun, "struck" first in the remote Dunbar mountain- region. . The raid there was believed to the .first- of .a series contemplated in aii .endeavor to stop the moun- -.tain, "liquor, flow....-. - · ·-.;," The agents after a 5 o'clock -irbni Uniontown ^quietly approached a small house "concealed by the trees in the Dunbar mountains 'arrested 61-year-old Nelson "Jack" .'Sloan as the operator of the still while he was asleep.in the cabin. '.The 100-gallon still was housed .in a small outbuilding near the cabin and was equipped with a gallon filter, with, an inch and a half copper coil. Evidence in Creek · Officers'also confiscated six 50- gallon barrels of rye mash and a five gallon can of whisky while the possession of a Agents said that old man was.in quart of whisky. further investigation, officers were of the opinion that the old man living alone in the one room cabin was merely a blind for the still. Cecil Hughes, owner of the property, property, will be brought to Uniontown for questioning, officers said.

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  1. The Evening Standard,
  2. 31 Mar 1937, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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