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  • Jacques La Marr
    Found this little tid-bit. You guys where it is legal don t know how lucky you are. Mark February 10, 2000 - Still busted, moonshiner arrested in raid State
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      Found this little tid-bit.
      You guys where it is legal don't know how lucky you are.

      Mark


      February 10, 2000 - Still busted, moonshiner arrested in raid

      State Department of Revenue agents and sheriff’s deputies broke up a
      moonshine still in
      northwestern Wisconsin and arrested its operator Wednesday, Wisconsin
      Revenue Secretary
      Cate Zeuske announced today.

      Elvin Roy Scheidecker, 61, was arrested on his farm near Bloomer, in
      Chippewa County, on
      tentative charges of manufacturing intoxicating liquor without a permit.
      Agents said he was in
      the process of distilling alcohol from mash he had fermented earlier. If
      convicted, Scheidecker
      faces 15 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

      Executing search warrants after a ten-month investigation, agents seized
      a stainless steel liquor
      production still, approximately 60 gallons of suspected moonshine, and
      ingredients used to
      make liquor. DNR wardens also seized illegal fish and deer from
      Scheidecker’s farm.

      Also Wednesday, the Revenue Department and the Dunn County Sheriff’s
      Department seized
      approximately five gallons of moonshine after serving a warrant on a
      rural Dunn County
      residence near Wheeler.

      "Information gathered Wednesday will lead to further investigation into
      illegal liquor
      production," said Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement chief James Jenkins.
      "This was a professional
      operation."

      During the investigation, a state undercover agent observed Scheidecker
      sell suspected
      moonshine on numerous occasions, according to Jenkins.

      Moonshine is the popular term for liquor manufactured without state and
      federal permits.
      Moonshine is typically made in small batches using homemade stills
      hidden in secluded sheds,
      barns or basements. Operating outside the law, in addition to evading
      taxes, there are no
      controls on alcohol content, ingredients, or sanitation. "Moonshine can
      be very dangerous to
      drink," Jenkins said.
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