KSP, Clay County Deputies Bust Bootleggers

MANCHESTER, KY. - Kentucky State Police and the Clay County Sheriff’s Department have busted a bootlegging operation near Manchester.

A KSP News Release states that troopers were called late Friday evening to investigate a complaint of bootlegging at 3537 Highway 472 in Clay County.

Officials say an undercover officer made a purchase of alcoholic beverages. Authorities say that 57-year old Dianna Turner of Manchester was arrested and charged with the "Illegal Sale ... of ... alcohol in a dry territory, first offense."

Police say 34-year old Richard Turner of Manchester also was arrested in the incident and charged with iIllegal possession of alcohol in a dry area.

KSP and Clay County Sheriff's officers seized a total of 595 cans of beer and 69 bottles of Liquor.

Trooper Josh Wilson is leading the investigation and was assisted by officers of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.


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  • by Josh Location: London on Mar 17, 2008 at 06:36 PM
    I guess some people would think this is a waste of time unless one of your family members was hit and killed by someone leaving the bootleggers house
  • by Jeannie on Mar 16, 2008 at 01:05 PM
    What a waste of law enforcement resources!! Kentucky needs to get in the 21st Century.
  • by Anonymous Location: manchester on Mar 16, 2008 at 11:54 AM
    the police from around needs to leave the bootleggers lone and get these ones out there that is buying and selling pills all the time .
  • by sinz Location: london on Mar 16, 2008 at 08:21 AM
    Somebody not paying the piper ?
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Mar 15, 2008 at 09:58 PM
    Anybody wanna bash the bootleggers like drug dealers or is it differant because its legal in other countys? Remember prohibition didnt work next time you have a vote to ignore victimless crime and focus on predators and killers.
  • by AC Location: Corbin on Mar 15, 2008 at 02:24 PM
    I thought prohibition ended in 1933. This is a ridiculous law and enforcement of it is a gross waste of gov't resources.

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