Indiana State Excise Police seize Batesville still

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Indiana State Excise Police officers seized a still and other items used to distill liquor at a Batesville home Monday, but no arrests were made.

Excise officers served a search warrant at 129 Hillenbrand Avenue in Batesville looking for items related to the unlawful manufacturing of liquor.

Officers seized several items associated with making distilled spirits, including a whiskey barrel that appears to contain homemade whiskey. Other items seized included self-learning manuals and books on how to make whiskey.

Excise officers were assisted by the Batesville Police Department and Ripley County Prosecutor Richard Hertel.

Possession of a still or distilling apparatus is a Class C Misdemeanor. Other charges, including a felony and misdemeanors, are also possible.

Anyone with information on unlawful liquor manufacturing can provide an anonymous tip to the State Excise Police at 812-523-8314.