Sheriff: Man Caught With Moonshine Still in Lawrence Co.


LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Sheriff’s deputies made a rare whiskey bust Wednesday in Lawrence County.

Sheriff Gene Mitchell says deputies located a 15-gallon pot still at a home on Highway 33.  That’s just north of Moulton.

Shawnrie Herschel Osborn (Photo: LCSO)

Shawnrie Herschel Osborn (Photo: LCSO)

Deputies arrested Shawnrie Herschel Osborn, 35, at the scene.  He is charged with one count of illegal possession of still, a misdemeanor.

Mitchell says this is the first still bust during his seven-year run as sheriff.  He says the homemade whiskey sells for as much as $150 per gallon.

Osborn was booked in the Lawrence County Jail and later released on a $2,000 bond.

Photo: Lawrence County Sheriff's Office

Photo: Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office

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