Man arrested, charged after FCSO finds illegal liquor still

Pee Dee Crime

EFFINGHAM, SC (WBTW) – A man was arrested and charged after the Florence County Sheriff’s Office found an illegal liquor still in Effingham.

William Allen Kimmy, of Pygatt Road in Effingham, was arrested on Wednesday by FCSO Narcotics Investigators after an illegal liquor still was discovered, according to a press release from the FCSO. Kimmy is charged with one count of possession of a distillery.

“When Investigators arrived at the incident location they discovered two 55-gallon drums of peach mash along with the specially designed copper cooling apparatuses and other items and material necessary for the distillation process,” stated the release. “The illegal liquor produced by the stills is often called ‘hooch,’ ‘homebrew’ or ‘moonshine.’”

“While much less common now, the consumption of liquor from illegal stills has been associated with serious illness including lead-salts poisoning which can lead to blindness and death,” the release added.

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