Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

June 18, 2013

Va. alcohol regulators make moonshine bust

CHATHAM, Va. —  More than 300 gallons of moonshine has been seized from the home of a Pittsylvania County man, according to the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Besides the illegal spirits, ABC agents and Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office deputies also found 18 weapons and cash during the raid Monday at the home of Ronald Way Bray.

The ABC’s special agent in charge, Kyle Blanks, said undercover operatives purchased moonshine from the 63-year-old Bray in the months leading to the bust, which yielded 339 gallons.

Media reports said the seized moonshine was packaged in 1-gallon containers similar to milk jugs. The raid occurred in a rural neighborhood.

“Moonshine isn’t limited to the back woods,” Blanks said in a news release. “We’ll continue to follow up on illegal whiskey leads wherever they take us in the commonwealth.”

Officials said they will seek charges against Bray that include the illegal sale of alcohol and possession of untaxed liquor, among other counts.

A telephone listing could not be found for Bray.

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