Indiana State Excise Police seize Batesville still
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.