Investigators uncover illegal still at Florence County home

Investigators uncover illegal still at Florence County home
Florence County sheriff's investigators uncovered an illegal liquor still

EFFINGHAM, SC (WMBF) – Citizen complaints led to the discovery of an illegal still at a home, according to investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities were called May 8 to a home on Pygatt Road, where they said they found two 55-gallon drums of peach mash along with specifically designed copper cooling apparatuses and other items used for the distillation process.

Florence County sheriff's investigators uncovered an illegal liquor still (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)
Florence County sheriff's investigators uncovered an illegal liquor still (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)

Investigators arrested and charged William Allen Kimmy with one count of possession of a distillery.

The illegal liquor produced by the stills is often called “hooch,” “homebrew,” or “moonshine.”

Under South Carolina law, it is unlawful for a person to manufacture, sell, give or have in their possession a distillery, or any integral part thereof if used for the purpose of manufacturing alcoholic liquors.

Copyright 2019 WMBF. All rights reserved.