Published: Sep 13, 2011
Moonshine still busted in Baywood community of Grayson County
A suspect was arrested Sept. 13. Monday, September 19, 2011 at 4:07 pm (Updated: September 19, 4:08 pm) PopularRelated Voter registration deadline approaches Supper, singing to benefit youth projects Independence Tire and Retread celebrates 35 years of business Police probing Rooftop finances State honors Garrett for work with small businesses Moonshine still busted in Baywood community of Grayson County Suspect in drug bust turns himself in Volney Baptist hosts King James Bible conference more The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office has seized a moonshine still and more than 18 gallons of illegal alcohol in the Baywood community, according to a news release from the department. On July 5, Grayson Deputy T. Jefferson received information from a couple of citizens about a possible moonshine still operation on Mount Olivet Road in the Baywood area. Jefferson turned the information over to Lt. D. Ashby, who interviewed witnesses and obtained search warrants for 1090 Mount Olivet Road, as well as the property directly across the road from that address. The search was executed on July 8 and the following items were seized from the two properties: a still apparatus, 18 gallon jugs of alcohol, 37 quart jars of alcohol, two quart jars of fruit in alcohol, a .22 caliber revolver and other miscellaneous items. Samples of the liquid were sent to the state forensics lab in Roanoke for analysis. The lab confirmed the liquid was ethyl alcohol. Warrants were issued and Larry Jefferies Shaw, 59, of 1090 Mount Olivet Road was arrested on Sept. 13. He is charged with possession of a still or distilling apparatus and possession of untaxed alcohol. He was sent to the New River Valley Regional Jail and is being held on a $2,000 secured bond. Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan said that “tips from citizens are a very important aspect of community policing. Sheriff’s office employees have developed a sense of trust among our citizenry. This public trust leads to more arrests, and safer communities.” Photo courtesy Grayson County Sheriff's Department The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office has seized a moonshine still and more than 18 gallons of illegal alcohol in the Baywood community, according to a news release from the department.