0:02 - Introduction / finding a still during a marijuana raid

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Segment Synopsis: Betty Ellison introduces Charles Dause, the interviewee. Dause gives some background information on a still that was found in 1986, on a property already being investigated for growing marijuana. It was one of the last stills that had been found in Kentucky at that point.

Keywords: aerial surveillance; buildings; Carter Cave State Park; farms; Kentucky State Police; marijuana field sweep; mash; moonshine; prosecutions; raids; searching; stills

Subjects: Carter County (Ky.). Distilleries--Law and legislation. Distilleries. Marijuana--Growth.

2:29 - The still and its purpose in curing marijuana

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Segment Synopsis: Dause describes the still that was found. He discusses how the heat that it produced was used both to make whiskey and to cure marijuana.

Keywords: barrels; capacity; corn; curing processes; heat; mash; moonshine; processing marijuana; sugar; yeast

Subjects: Distilleries. Kentucky. Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Marijuana--Growth. Marijuana. Whiskey.

5:10 - The value of marijuana and moonshine / moonshiner families

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Segment Synopsis: Dause estimates the value of processed marijuana and compares it to the value of moonshine whiskey. He talks about how, in this particular case, the father of one of the people prosecuted had also made moonshine at one point.

Keywords: Burt Sloan; families; farms; growing marijuana; Jasper Sloan; Joe Cox; making moonshine; mash; money; moonshine; value

Subjects: Carter County (Ky.). Distilling, illicit. Floyd County (Ky.). Kentucky. Kentucky. Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Marijuana.

9:01 - Reasons for fewer cases of moonshine making since 1970

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Segment Synopsis: Dause discusses some of the reasons why moonshine has not been made as frequently in the past few years. Ellison also shares an anecdote related to one of the previous interviews in this series.

Keywords: 1970; agents; ATF; bootlegging; cases; competition; corn; Federal courts; moonshine; state courts; stills; sugar; sugar prices

Subjects: Distilling, illicit. Marijuana--Growth. Whiskey.

12:51 - Details of the 1986 moonshine and marijuana case

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Segment Synopsis: Dause gives more of the details of the case that this interview is about. He talks about some of the complications related to the property that the still and marijuana plants were on.

Keywords: Bert Sloan; guilty pleas; intelligence; Jasper Sloan; Joe Cox; juries; lack of education; moonshine; property; sugar; tenants; US District Court

Subjects: Distilling, illicit. Law enforcement. Marijuana--Growth. Whiskey

16:28 - Kentucky's forfeiture laws / finding marijuana through aerial surveillance

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Segment Synopsis: Ellison and Dause talk about Kentucky's forfeiture laws related to drug possession. Dause also discusses how aerial surveillance is used to find hidden patches of marijuana.

Keywords: aerial surveys; ATF; Captain Pendleton; confiscation; forfeiture; forfeiture law; helicopters; narcotics officers; rifles; vehicles

Subjects: Kentucky. Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Law enforcement. Marijuana--Growth. Marijuana. United States. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

19:58 - Description of the still / the process of making moonshine / Sloan's prison sentence

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Segment Synopsis: Dause describes the still thoroughly and talks about the process of making moonshine whiskey. He also discusses Sloan's sentence for growing marijuana and making illegal whiskey. The interview is abruptly concluded.

Keywords: Al Capone; Ball cooking jars; Bert Sloan; bulldozers; catch barrel; cooker; cooking jars; farm ponds; glass jars; gravity flow; Henry Rupert Wilhoit, Jr.; making whiskey; mash; milk jugs; mobsters; money; moonshine making; pipelines; plastic containers; prison time; sentences; steam; stills; sugar; tax violations; worm (whiskey making)

Subjects: Distilleries. Distilling, illicit. Law enforcement.

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