Polk County detectives arrested three men Thursday in the Haines City area related to the making, selling and distribution of illegal moonshine.
Saying "it wasn't a very sophisticated operation," Sheriff Grady Judd, said the men "were producing, distributing, and selling illegal moonshine in the area."
At 3423 Carter Rd., Haines City, detectives located a moonshine still and still equipment inside the garage, along with numerous mason jars of assorted flavored moonshine.
A report said the still was located in a bathroom next to a dirty sink and a toilet.
Joe Aaron, 73, was arrested there, and alleged to have been producing and distributing the moonshine, which appeared to have been distilled from a mixture of grains.
Rickey Lamar Barnes, 31, is accused of possession of cannabis in addition to moonshine charges.
Deputies say they found 59 grams of cannabis (located in a safe and in a mason jar), a jar of moonshine and numerous items involved in the flavoring of moonshine at 4730 Carl Boozer Rd. Flavors included pineapple, apple pie, and peach.
At 109 Uncle Pete Rd. S. in Haines City, deputies allege that Jacob Reed Mayes, 28, was in possession of illegal liquor. They said they found numerous jars and jugs containing assorted flavors of moonshine.
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