Man arrested in Polk Co. carrying 83 jars of moonshine

3:07 PM, Dec 4, 2010   |    comments
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Daniel McGuire

Lake Wales, Florida - Polk deputies say they have arrested a Tennessee man who was transporting 83 jars of moonshine to a Sebring bar.

Daniel McGuire, 40, was spotted by a Lake Wales police officer with several containters of moonshine in the trunk of his car on December 1.  After asking the Polk Co. Sheriff's Office for assistance, deputies made a traffic stop on McGuire's car the next day.

They found 83 quart-size jars of moonshine that McGuire claims he was delivering to a restaurant manager in Sebring. 

Gallery: Moonshine arrest photos

McGuire was arrested and charged with Possession of Moonshine, Transportation of Moonshine, Moving or Concealing Alcoholic Beverages with Intent to Defraud State, and Conspiracy to Violate the Beverage Law.

The restaurant manager was also arrested.

Catherine Renee Watson, 36, was charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Beverage Law.  Deputies say Watson is the manager of the "Cowboys" bar in Sebring and also a former law enforcement officer in Glades, Hendry, and Hardee counties.

Polk Co. Sheriff's Office

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