Busted in Polk County Florida

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Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by Baddog » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:08 am

Another arrest made

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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by LWTCS » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:01 am

Dumb asses.
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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by TDS » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:02 am

Selling? Dummies.
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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by Xecros » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:38 am

Wow, they sure don't look sophistamacated! :D <said with a southern drawl>

Looks like they were running it out of a mobile home!

Too funny!

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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by rad14701 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:09 am

That equipment sure looks like it was posted here in these forums not too long ago... Vaguely familiar... And folks wonder why I harp about personal consumption so much... Hmmm...!!! :think:

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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by mickbear » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:05 pm

rad14701 wrote:That equipment sure looks like it was posted here in these forums not too long ago... Vaguely familiar... And folks wonder why I harp about personal consumption so much... Hmmm...!!! :think:
that's funny -----I was thinking the same thing! I said to my self "dang that look familiar"

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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by Halfbaked » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:27 pm

This guy lives in the good part of town. 2087 sf house value of $15k. By the looks of the place and the neighborhood would you drink anything that came out of it? Not even water. These guys are morons. I would like to have that big stainless funnel though.

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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by Truckinbutch » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:12 pm

I imagine that those guys were pretty scummy for that particular Sheriff to bust them . He's a pretty good old boy . He was questioned a few years ago by a liberal reporter on how come his deputies shot a multiple cop killer , I forget the exact figure , over a hundred times . His answer has become a classic in law enforcement circles :
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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by likkerluvver » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:54 pm

"Popcorn Sutton would not have been proud of these bootleggers – it wasn't a very sophisticated operation, but they were producing, distributing and selling illegal moonshine in the area," Sheriff Judd said in a release.

The common factor in all these busts is "distributing and selling illegal moonshine". Maybe producing without distributing and selling is far less likely to arouse interest. Or is that just wishful thinking :?:
Each of these busts just reinforces the fact that a wise stiller shares his (or her?) secret with nobody. SWMBO is my only confidante - better keep her happy :!:


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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by DuckofDeath » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:57 am

The local sheriff here said that they wont investigate any reports of moonshining unless it involves selling. So I think that yes the selling is what really pisses them off.

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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by goose eye » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:10 am

an you believe what a sheriff tells you. ha ha

he didn't no popcorn to good


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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by fixin2 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:15 pm

Grady Judd has a reputation for being a good sherrif down in these parts. We need more like him

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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by Truckinbutch » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:48 pm

fixin2 wrote:Grady Judd has a reputation for being a good sherrif down in these parts. We need more like him
+1 on that . :thumbup:
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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by Samohon » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:12 am

If your sellin/distributing, its only a matter of time before you are caught. And you will be caught.

Just ask these morons... :esurprised:
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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by jase1977 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:39 am

in general, whats that moon shine like? any good or just a way to get wasted?

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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by Xecros » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:04 am

Samohon wrote:If your sellin/distributing, its only a matter of time before you are caught. And you will be caught.

Just ask these morons... :esurprised:
Well, they didn't look all that intelligent, I'm not surprised they got caught......

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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by Prairiepiss » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:55 am

rad14701 wrote:That equipment sure looks like it was posted here in these forums not too long ago... Vaguely familiar... And folks wonder why I harp about personal consumption so much... Hmmm...!!! :think:
Yes it does. I think it was posted not to long ago.

But damn they sellin and only using two 5 gal buckets as fermenters. :wtf:
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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by wv_cooker » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:22 am

To get busted them ole boys were doing a lot more than selling moonshine, that's just what they could prove. Wonder if they bought that funnel for filtering from Mile Hi or Hillbilly. Jugheads always with the Jugheads!

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Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

Post by Truckinbutch » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:53 pm

My gut ?,
WV cooker , I'm with you . That man is very smart and very well liked . Been reelected many times . Sent his guys in to grab and charge what they could . Mebbie missed the bigun , but he still got em and got face time in the media . Sent a message at the same time .
Election time is comin and he's , I been tole , a good chess player .
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