We were grateful to come across this tale not only due to its sordidness, but also because it answered a long-standing question we’ve had: What’s the going rate for a serving of moonshine nowadays?:
A Duplin County couple is facing multiple charges after a shocking discovery at their home daycare business.
Authorities confiscated a stash of guns, ammo, gallons of alcohol, marijuana, and moonshine early Saturday morning from Johnnie and Judy Wilson’s home business.
“People have a right to live in their residence and operate a business, but to have these types of items in their residence with children around is very disturbing,” said ALE agent Kenneth Simma.
Investigators say the Wilson’s were not only holding a daycare inside their home, but were also selling illegal alcohol like moonshine for as much as $3 an ounce.
Either the Wilsons’ clients weren’t too good at math, or North Carolina has some outrageous sin taxes about which we’re unaware. Because $3 per ounce is a complete ripoff, considering that an ounce of Jack Daniels goes for about $1 at retail. And we’re assuming the daycare rotgut is far inferior to Lynchburg, Tennessee’s favorite caramel-colored mindbender.
Also a possibility: The local TV news station botched the reporting, or simply bought the cops’ figure hook, line, and sinker.
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