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Polk Sheriff Busts Moonshiners

Polk Sheriff Busts Moonshiners

POLK COUNTY, Fla (TBO.com)- An ongoing investigation into the sale and distribution of illegal moonshine resulted in the arrests of three Polk County men.

On Thursday, Polk County detectives served search warrants to the three Haines City men — Joe Aaron, Rickey Lamar Barnes and Jacob Reed Mayes — on suspicion they were making, selling and distributing moonshine from their homes.

Deputies say detectives searching the home of Aaron, 73, of 3423 Carter Road, found a moonshine still and equipment inside his garage, along with numerous mason jars of assorted flavored moonshine.

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