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TN moonshine bust yields 1,000 gallons of liquor

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It's considered to be the largest bust in Hickman County in 50 years. A barn was being used as a still to make hundreds of gallons of moonshine.

The sheriff received a tip and raided a barn Thursday night near the Toddy's Bend area. There, officials discovered 1,000 jugs of illegal liquor.

Wilson Rochelle is accused of making it and bringing it to Nashville to sell. Authorities think he's been doing this for some time, and they say the economy is the biggest reason.

Sheriff Randall Ward tells Channel 4 the moonshine they found has a street value of $50,000.

Rochelle was convicted for making moonshine 40 years ago.

Charges are pending in this moonshine discovery until the grand jury hears the case.

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