Deputies find moonshine still in Kershaw County home

William Leonard Branham, 59

LUGOFF, S.C. (AP) — Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says his deputies have found what may be the first moonshine still in his county in 20 years.

Matthews said in a news release Thursday that deputies checking on a tip went to 59-year-old William Branham’s home near Lugoff and watched him make moonshine in an outbuilding.

Matthews says deputies found 48 bottles of moonshine in several different flavors along with a still and ingredients. They also found a notebook listing Branham’s customers.

Image from Kershaw County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page

The sheriff says Branham told them he sold the moonshine for $20 a quart and could make about 52 quarts a month.

Branham is charged with possession of a working distillery.

He faces up to six months in jail if convicted. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer

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