Cops discover an illegal winery operating out of an Alabama town’s sewage plant #Breaking112
It happened in the town of Rainsville, home to around 5,000 people and about 100 miles northeast of Birmingham.
“This is definitely one of the biggest operations we’ve seen in our county and possibly our state,” Sheriff Nick Welden said in a statement.
Rainsville Mayor Roger Lingerfelt later arrived at the scene “to allow agents and investigators to proceed in a search of the building.”
“I want to thank the mayor for his cooperation and willingness to allow law enforcement to do our job and shut something like this down,” Welden said. “A big thanks to the public and their tips against ALL illegal activities.”
“Once again, it doesn’t matter who you are, no one is above the law,” Welden said. “We won’t tolerate anyone using their position to hide their illegal actions at the taxpayer’s expense.”
Sheriff’s officials said the investigation is ongoing and they expect to file charges.