FRANKFORT, Ind. (WISH) - A Clinton County couple was arrested after Indiana State Police officials say they were caught with an illegal moonshine operation.
Troopers received a tip of a possible illegal liquor manufacturing operation at a Frankfort apartment, in the 700 block of St. Mary's Avenue. Officials found equipment commonly used to make liquor and finished distilled moonshine.
A 2-year-old boy was also in the apartment and some of the alcohol found was in his bedroom, according to a news release.
Joshua Williams, 32, was arrested and preliminarily charged with maintaining a common nuisance, two counts of possession of unlicensed equipment and sale of an untaxed beverage.
His girlfriend, Amanda Crick, 22, was arrested and preliminarily charged with two counts of maintaining a common nuisance and neglect of a dependent.
Indiana State Police say after receiving the tip, officers went to check on the apartment.
“As they entered the apartment they came across what's commonly known as a still. It was equipment being utilized to make distilled alcohol using an LP tank with an open flame source,” said Sergeant Tony Slocum.
Neighbor Mary Grenno, who saw police at the complex Saturday, couldn’t believe the reason.
“I've never heard of anything like this. I know they do it in the South but here, no!”
Williams and Crick are facing felony charges for maintaining a common nuisance and neglect of a dependent and two misdemeanor counts for possession of unlicensed equipment and sale of an untaxed beverage.
Both have bonded out of jail.
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