Austin man arrested after still discovered
Monday, January 20, 2014 10:00 AM
Indiana State Excise Police officers cited a southern Indiana man Sunday on charges related to distilling liquor without a permit. Excise officers issued three summonses to Billy J. Morris, 52, of Austin. Morris faces preliminary charges of possession of unlicensed equipment for production of alcoholic beverages and non-permittees unauthorized dealings and sale of untaxed alcoholic beverages. Officers seized a still (above) and other items used to manufacture liquor. "It appears the popularity of producing alcohol has increased since the process was shown on the History Channel show Moonshiners," Supt. Matt Strittmatter said. "Alcohol produced for human consumption is a very precise process, and if it not produced properly, it results in wood alcohol which, if consumed, can result in a serious health risks or death."