Sumter man arrested, moonshine still seized

Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) on Tuesday, Nov. 10, arrested and charged Reginald Williams, 57, of Cuba with five counts of possession of a still and one count of manufacturing moonshine.

This arrest is the result of an investigation in which SBI Agents located and seized a 400-gallon moonshine still containing five different condensers at a Sumter County residence.  Located in the 200 block of Ruffin Road in the Cuba area, Agents also located 1200 gallons of mash, 356 gallons of moonshine, 1960lbs of sugar, and 500lbs of Rye.

SBI Director Gene Wiggins said, “SBI is charged with statewide alcohol enforcement.  Agents in our Alcohol Unit are dedicated to bringing illegal activities to a halt.”

Williams was booked into the Sumter County Jail.  SBI Agents were assisted by the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, 17th Judicial Drug Task Force, and Sumter County District Attorney Greg Griggers.

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.