Thursday, October 7, 2010

Arrested Farmer for making Whiskey

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Record on Thursday, October 7, 1920.

Deputy ?Sheriff Dick Elliott and Chief of Police John F. Connors on Monday evening went to the farm of J. Fred Webb in Pittsfield Township and arrested Fred Pluff, the tenant on a charge of making moonshine whisky. A complete outfit, with boiler, copper coils and all other equipment was secured, together with about nine gallons of ‘hootch’. Tuesday Deputy Sheriff Elliott signed a complaint against Pluff, who asked for an examination, which was set for Oct. 12.

Officers say that Pluff has aided them in securing evidence which will implicate parties higher up. A warrant was also secured for Louis A. Aimy, of Detroit, who is alleged to be implicated in the sale of wet goods. The confiscated liquor and still were taken to Ann Arbor

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