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Former Elkhorn City Councilman Arrested For Moonshine

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ELKHORN CITY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A former Elkhorn City councilman was arrested after authorities discovered a functioning moonshine still on his property.

Johnny Stewart, 49, is charged with possession of apparatus for unlawful manufacture of alcohol and possession of alcohol in a dry territory. Police searching his property found a still, mash barrels, mixer cans, empty sugar bags, corn bags and a bag of rye in an outbuilding.

Police say they also found narcotics on the property resulting in charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of handgun by a convicted felon and numerous other charges after police searched his home and vehicle.

Stewart is currently lodged in the Pike County Detention Center.

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