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Police: Man sold fruit-flavored moonshine

April 28, 2012 at 5:02 PM

BUNNELL, Fla., April 28 (UPI) -- A Florida moonshiner has been arrested for luring customers with fruit-flavored booze, investigators say.

Bob Tibbs, 69, was arrested Friday after a two-month undercover investigation, the Orlando Sentinel reported. He was released after posting $5,500 bail.

"Thanks to a tip, this illegal operation was shut down," Flagler County Sheriff Donald W. Fleming said in a statement. "A lot of people may be surprised that moonshine operations still exists. It does and it is illegal."

Deputies said they purchased moonshine flavored with apple, blackberry and strawberry as well as the unflavored stuff. Tibbs, who allegedly sold the booze out of his truck on the side of U.S. 1, provided a choice of 130- and 150-proof, they said.

Tibbs also sold fresh fish.

Deputies found a still on his property and broke it up, Fleming said.

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