Officers say they found all the ingredients and tools needed to make moonshine, including three stills and more than 800 gallons of moonshine that was being stored in a shed.
"He's well-respected among us moonshiners," says Jimmie Frank Hill, a Cocke County resident.
Sutton has written a book and starred in several instructional videos to teach others how to make moonshine.
Julie Johnson, a friend of Sutton, says, "All over the U.S. you can go out of town with him and people come up to him and say, 'Didn't I see you on the History Channel?"
Perhaps his celebrity caught up with him.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
"well respected" TN moonshine expert gets busted
Posted by Ben Cunningham at 9:20 AM