Thursday, October 7, 2010

Complete Still Unearthed on Pittsfield Farm

This story was published by The Daily Ypsilanti Press on Tuesday, October 5, 1920.

A complete still, consisting of a wahboiler, coil and all the other accessories, was taken from the farm of Jos. A. Webb, a Detroit lawyer, in Pittsfield Township between five and six miles from Ypsilanti, Monday night, and John Pluff was arrested.

The capture was made by Chief Connors and Deputy Sheriff Dick Connors, who brought the prisoner to the city hall lockup; and this morning continued the journey to the county jail in Ann Arbor.

There was also secured a large quantity of mash, and some jugs of liquor, ready to be shipped out, supposedly to Detroit. There was also a box full of bottles.

From admissions made by Pluff, further developments are expected, and more arrests.

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