21 Gallons of Moonshine Seized in Valdosta

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News Release: Valdosta Police Department
July 25, 2014

On Friday, July 25, 2014 at approximately 1200 hours the Valdosta Police Department Narcotics Detectives executed a search warrant at 702 South Troup Street. The search warrant was the result of an on-going investigation after detectives received numerous complaints of illegal activity in the area. During the search warrant detectives seized 21 gallons of moonshine, 226 – 12oz bottles of beer, 4- 1.75 liters of Vodka, a .38 caliber revolver, and $1,100 in US currency. Detective also recovered other evidence which was consistent with illegal alcohol sales being conducted at the residence. Ricky Bernard Lane was arrested on scene for the above listed charges and he was transported to Lowndes County Jail. The investigation is still on going and further charges are pending.

Anyone with any information please contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145, or the Crime Tip Line at 229-293-3091.

Arrested: Ricky Bernard Lane, African American male, 53 yoa

Charges: poss of a firearm by a convicted felon and misd. poss/sale of distilled spirits with taxes not paid

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