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Moonshine still, alcohol seized in Scottsboro

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Moonshine still seized from home on Willow Street in Scottsboro. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office) Moonshine still seized from home on Willow Street in Scottsboro. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office)
Jason Michael Ferguson was charged with possession of a moonshine still and possession of untaxed alcohol. Jason Michael Ferguson was charged with possession of a moonshine still and possession of untaxed alcohol.
SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -

Jackson County authorities seized a moonshine still and untaxed alcohol in Scottsboro on Monday.

Members of the Narcotics Unit found the still on East Willow Street and arrested 38-year-old Jason Michael Ferguson of Scottsboro. He was charged with possession of a moonshine still and possession of untaxed alcohol.

The still had been constructed using five-gallon buckets, copper tubes and other household items. Approximately ten gallons of corn mash was also found.

Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department said they also found three gallons of moonshine in various containers at the home. While such finds are not common, authorities said it is still illegal.

"This is only the second one since I've been here. It's not very common. The new state law allows you to make beer and wine up to a certain amount, which is legal, but whiskey is still a no-no. You can't make any whiskey," said Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen.

One of Ferguson's neighbors said that with a five-year-old son, learning about an illegal still nearby is disturbing.

"That's definitely not good. What people do is their business, but it's not really good for kids around," said Christopher York.

Ferguson remains in the Jackson County Jail awaiting bond to be set.

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