Harriet woman arrested in moonshine bust
Posted: October 5, 2012 at 10:43 a.m.
MARSHALL Authorities in Searcy County have arrested a 67-year-old Harriet woman on accusations she was selling illegal moonshine.
Sheriff Kenny Cassell said Thursday that an undercover deputy bought suspected moonshine at the residence of Edwina Pipkins. She’s charged with bootlegging and making moonshine.
Deputies seized about 41 gallons of moonshine and gear allegedly used to produce the alcohol.
Cassell said the undercover deputy went to Pipkins’ home in Harriet on Wednesday and bought two bottles of moonshine. The sheriff says Pipkins’ price was $60 per gallon.
The Harrison Daily Times reported that the seized materials and moonshine were placed in evidence and the sheriff said they’re awaiting transport to the state Crime Laboratory in Little Rock for analysis.