Illegal whiskey distillery discovered

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40 gallons of mash seized and destroyed

By Staff Reports

AUSTINVILLE — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office issued felony warrants on April 4 for the illegal manufacture of untaxed whiskey, and arrested a 42-year-old Austinville man.
Sheriff J.B. Gardner reported that Carroll deputies and agents from Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control arrested David Wayne Alley of 6732 Poplar Camp Road after a search of his residence turned up an operational illegal distillery.


The sheriff said that approximately a half-gallon of illegal whiskey and 40 gallons of mash were seized and destroyed.
Alley was taken before the magistrate and was sent to the New River Valley Regional Jail, awaiting trial. He is free on bond.