Richmond, Va. (WTKR) - A Danville man faces multiple felony and misdemeanor
indictments after Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents and the
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office raided his moonshine operation.
Special agents seized 339 gallons of moonshine, 18 weapons and $617
in cash from the ranch of 63-year-old Ronald Wayne Bray on Monday.
The bust came after a four-month investigation.
"Moonshine isn't limited to the back woods," said ABC's Special Agent
in Charge Kyle Blanks. "We'll continue to follow up on illegal whiskey
leads wherever they take us in the commonwealth."
"The bust was the direct result of information received by our
agents," he said. "Our undercover operatives made numerous buys during
the past several months, culminating in today's enforcement activity."
The moonshine was packaged in clear one-gallon containers with blue
tops, similar to milk jugs. The firearms in Bray's residence were mainly
rifles and shotguns.
Pending discussions with the commonwealth's attorney, criminal
indictments will be sought against Bray for one count of maintaining a
common nuisance, four counts of sale of alcohol without a license, four
counts of possession of untaxed liquor, four counts of unlawful sale of
alcohol within 100 yards of a dangerous weapon. All are Class 1
misdemeanors with the exception of the firearms charges, which are a
Class 6 felony.