Large Amounts Of Alcohol Seized By State Police

(LONDON, KY.) - On Thursday night, Kentucky State Police responded to a shooting complaint at a residence, located near the Knox County line, on Kentucky Highway 11 in Whitley County.

Upon arrival, authorities were unable to locate any shooting victims or residents at the home, but did observed a large quantity of alcoholic beverages in plain view.

Officers seized a total of 1,464 cans of beer and 273 bottles of liquor.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Kentucky State Police says this incident is still under investigation.

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  • by AC Location: Corbin on Mar 23, 2008 at 01:00 PM
    as a resident of whitley co., i find it outrageous that i can't legally buy alcohol, come home and drink. however, what's really mind-blowing is that i can go out to a restaurant, drink alcohol, then drive home. genius, huh?!? before moving here, i was under the impression that prohibition ended sometime around 1933. i guess whitley co. is about 75 years behind the times.
  • by sober Location: ky on Mar 23, 2008 at 10:34 AM
    law allows 5 cases per person, so 61 cases there must of been 12 people living in this house, or the law was out an didnt wanna drive to the liquor store
  • by Anonymous Location: Frankfort on Mar 23, 2008 at 09:12 AM
    Last time I heard, you could only have possession of 8 cases (24 packs) at a time of beer before you were considered a distributor, and therefore had to have a license to have more than that. I don't know if that's still the number or not, and I don't know what the number is on liquor...but yes, there is a limit on how much alcohol one person can possess. In this case, sounds like there was a big party going on and by the time the police responded to the end of the county, everyone had fled. Or it could be a bootlegger, and if so he/she has probably been doing it for years with the police's blessing. Bootleggers aren't hard to find, they aren't very secretive. They just aren't that high on the priority list. I grew up in Pike County, where a cousin of mine paid off the police for years and operated as a bootlegger without police intervention. Once a year, they would bust him (calling him first) for a misdemeanor so it would look ok, but his payments guaranteed the heads-up.
  • by Jfred Location: whoville on Mar 23, 2008 at 09:00 AM
    the police probably aleady knew it was there and probably had bought there before
  • by Little Ms. Bootlegger Location: No More on Mar 23, 2008 at 07:57 AM
    Wow and they charged me with Bootlegging, because I brought something back for someone from Richmond, suppose your allowed to do what ever you want if you know the right people. Why did they take thier beer if they didn't know who it belonged to, and if they weren't going to make an arrest. Suppose it's a lesson learned, and what's more the police may have to give it back. LOL.
  • by N Location: KY on Mar 22, 2008 at 01:37 PM
    How does the police have the right to take this persons beer and liquor? Isn't that stealing? They were probably just stocking up on it. So, if I have 1,400 rolls of toilet paper and 270 rolls of paper towels, and the cops see it, they can confiscate it? I don't think so. It would be just the same. Unless they can prove that this person was selling it they had no right to take the beer and liquor. See, thats the problem. Stupid cops are always putting their noses where it don't belong and they think they can do anything they want. They need to give the beer and liquor back.
  • by Agony on me Location: Ky on Mar 22, 2008 at 11:28 AM
    It won't be long before we will have to bootleg cigarettes.LOL Maybe I will take up drinking. It seems to be the only thing non-smokers have any tolerance for.
  • by Duh Location: Ky on Mar 22, 2008 at 06:26 AM
    No arrest have been made??? Who do they think all the alcohol belonged to?How did it get there? Looks to me like it would be a no-brainer that the owner of the property or whomever is living there clearly is bootlegging.The ones who had all this stuff must know someone high up.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Mar 22, 2008 at 05:29 AM
    I thought Prohibition was over. Aren't we allowed to have alcohol anymore? Now if it was cigarettes...
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2008 at 07:16 PM
    heres where the taxes needs to go.lay off cigs. make druggies and drunks pay big taxes.haha
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