Was a Lufkin Man Making Moonshine?
A tip this week led police to a Lufkin man’s garage, where they found big tanks and barrels and other alcohol-making equipment, and around 200 gallons of “moonshine” was seized.
The man says he had been planning a commercial distillery for downtown Lufkin for about two years, and was still working to get the proper permits.
Bruce Love owns the garage where the clandestine distillery was found, and KETK reports it was a tip from Diboll police that led the Angelina County Sheriff’s office to that location on Woodland Drive in Lufkin, in the Brookhollow subdivision.
TABC, ACSO, Diboll PD, Lufkin PD, DPS CID and ATF were all in on the investigation, and pitched in to seized the equipment and clean up the site.