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      Franklin Co. Man Put on Supervised Probation for Making Moonshine

      Courtesy: The Franklin News-Post - www.thefranklinnewspost.com

      Cover Photo - Courtesy: The Franklin News-Post

      Rocky Mount, VA - A Franklin County man got no jail time and two-years supervised probation for illegal manufacture of alcohol.

      Ricky Matherly, 55 pleaded guilty Monday.

      Two other charges were dropped in September.

      Matherly was charged at the end of a nine month investigation after ABC agents raided a wooded area back in May.

      They say they found and destroyed two 800 gallon operational stills and seized 1,600 gallons of mash and more than 180 gallons of untaxed liquor.

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