Monroe County man charged for producing moonshine

Monroe County man charged for producing moonshine

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Richard Lee Wilson (source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office) Richard Lee Wilson (source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

ENGLEWOOD (WATE) - A Monroe County man was arrested for producing and possessing moonshine on his property, as well as the manufacture of marijuana.

Richard Lee Wilson, 53, is charged with possession of a still, possession of untaxed liquor, and manufacturing marijuana.

The arrest was the result of a Governor's Task Force on Marijuana Eradication operation conducted on July 22.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says flyover agents spotted the grow operation at 2340 Mecca Pike in Englewood.

Thirty-two marijuana plants and a moonshine still were discovered on Wilson's property.

He was indicted by the grand jury on October 2.

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