Arrests made in Marengo County moonshine investigation


Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) on Tuesday, Feb. 16, arrested and charged Reginald Williams, 57, of Cuba and William Walters III, 49, of Nanafalia with one count of Possession of a still for manufacture of prohibited liquors and one count of Possession of illegally manufactured alcoholic beverage.

“This arrest is the result of an investigation in which SBI Agents located and seized a 200-gallon moonshine still, six barrels of alcohol mash, several bags of sugar and rye along with approximately 100 empty gallon jugs at a Marengo County residence, as well as, 336 empty gallon jugs at a Cuba residence,” said Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier.

Williams and Walters were both booked into the Marengo County Jail. Bond has not yet been set. SBI Agents were assisted by the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and the Marengo County Sheriff’s Department.

Nothing further is available as the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information about this case or any other illegal activity is encouraged to call the SBI Hotline at (800) 392-8011.

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