McCool Man Arrested for Moonshine, Growing Marijuana
State ABC agents arrested James E. Patterson of McCool for possession of an illegal distillery, possession of non-tax paid whiskey, possession of marijuana and the manufacture of marijuana.
On April 20, 2010, law enforcement agents of the Mississippi Alcohol Beverage Control served a warrant at Red Patterson Road, McCool. Agents discovered a moonshine still and marijuana plants in outbuildings at the location.
Agents seized 45 gallons moonshine, a 3-barrel still, a 75-gallon stainless steel condenser, a 150-gallon stainless steel still, one-half pound processed marijuana, and 31 marijuana plants.
The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and Winston County Sheriff’s Office provided assistance in this arrest. Patterson was booked in the Winston County Jail pending a bond hearing.