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.
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.