Moonshiner arrested in Tennessee
(NBC) - A Texas man was arrested two weeks ago for allegedly carrying over five gallons of moonshine from Kentucky through Dickson County via Interstate 40.
William Paul Stausing, 45, of Quinlan, Texas, was arrested Oct. 1 for possessing, transporting untaxed alcohol across state lines and through Tennessee by a special agent with the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
Stausing was stopped on I-40 West near mile marker 174 for improper display of a tag, the TABC special agent reported. Authorities found 13 "large bottles" of untaxed whiskey (moonshine) after a K-9 alert to Stausing's vehicle.
According to the agent, Stausing waived his Miranda rights and told the agent he ordered and picked up the moonshine from a resident in Campbellsville, KY. Stausing reportedly paid $480 for 13 half-gallon bottles of the moonshine.
The Campbellsville supplier also was identified by name and address on a newspaper dated Aug. 29, 2013, used as packing material around the moonshine. TABC forwarded the information to the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
As of press time, the TABC special agent noted the Campbellsville man had not been arrested on untaxed alcohol charges, but "his case is being presented to the district attorney in that area."
Stausing told the agent he possessed the liquor for personal consumption. He allegedly was taking it back to Texas. The agent reported, however that written instructions allegedly were found in Stausing's pocket on how to make a profit from the liquor, and a "recipe" for how to flavor apple pie
Stausing was released in lieu of $1,000 bond from Dickson County Jail. He is scheduled to appear Dec. 6 in Dickson County General Sessions Court.