85-year-old man charged with possessing moonshine in Prentiss County

By NEMS Daily Journal

BOONEVILLE – An 85-year-old man faces accusations of possessing moonshine after a resident tipped off police.
Ruben Walker Martin, 85, of 254 Highway 30 East in Booneville, has been charged with possession of intoxicating beverages in a dry county. He will appear in Prentiss County Justice Court on Nov. 11.
The Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control and Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office searched his property Sept. 29 and reportedly found 30 gallons of moonshine.
Additionally, an illegal distillery was found on adjoining property along with various distillery tools and 350 gallons of fermenting mash. The still and mash were destroyed at the scene.