Meridian Man Arrested for Moonshine


Following an investigation taking place over a 6-month period of time, enforcement agents of the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control arrested Elbert “Al” Williams, 69, of 5286 Water Valley Road, on June 15, 2009 for Possession of an Illegal Whiskey Still. The still was located at 8299 Shuqualak Road, Shuquluak, in Noxubee County.

The arrest resulted in the seizure of a 10-barrel illegal distillery that consisted of a 500-gallon cooker, a radiator condenser, 82 gallons of moonshine whiskey and other related items. A 1994 Toyota Camry and $452 cash were also seized in the arrest.

Williams has a previous conviction in Lauderdale County on two counts of Sale of Marijuana, and another conviction for Possession of an Illegal Distillery.

This case will be presented to the Noxubee County Grand Jury. Possession of an illegal still is a felony. Williams appeared at his arraignment on June 15 where he was advised of the charge and released on a $15,000 bond late Monday afternoon.​​​​​

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