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41 gallons of moonshine seized in Searcy County

A Searcy County woman faces charges for allegedly running a moonshine business out of her home in Harriet.
LITTLE ROCK, AR – A Searcy County woman faces charges for allegedly running a moonshine business out of her home in Harriet.

The sheriff’s department says Edwina Pipkins sold two gallons of suspected moonshine to undercover officers from her home on 7120 East Highway 14. The subsequent search found 41 gallons of suspected moonshine and paraphernalia used in the manufacture, transportation, and distribution of moonshine.

Pipkins was arrested and charged with manufacture, possession, and transportation of illicitly distilled spirituous, vinous, or malt liquors, a felony. Pipkins also faces a bootlegging charge for sale of the suspected moonshine in a dry county.

The sheriff’s department says the undercover officers bought the liquor for $60/gallon.
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