Joint effort leads to seizure of 67 gallons of moonshine, guns, car

Multiple felony and misdemeanor indictments are expected to be filed

Credit: Virginia ABC
Credit: Virginia ABC

JONESVILLE, Va. – A four-month investigation by Virginia and Tennessee ABC special agents led to a massive seizure in Lee County.

Out of this investigation, multiple felony and misdemeanor indictments are expected to be filed against a 73-year-old man caught selling moonshine in both states.

With the help from Virginia State Police, on Oct. 13, ABC special agents searched the home of Winston Delano Terry.

He lives in the 700 block of Flatwoods Road in Jonesville.

Special agents seized 67 gallons of moonshine, 22 firearms and a 2011 Kia Soul vehicle from Terry’s home, according to Virginia ABC.

"The bust was the direct result of information supplied by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s Enforcement Section,” said ABC Special Agent in Charge Steve Baffuto. “Our undercover operatives made numerous buys during the past several months, culminating in the enforcement activity.”

Pending discussions with the commonwealth’s attorney, several criminal charges are expected.

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