Franklin Co. Sheriff: Be on the lookout for stolen bourbon barrels

Bourbon Barrel
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Franklin Co. Sheriff Pat Melton is asking people to be on the lookout for stolen barrels of bourbon for sale.

According to the sheriff, the bourbon could be packaged in wooden barrels or stainless steel barrels, such as the one pictured.  Melton says if you’ve purchased a barrel of bourbon, you may not have known it was stolen.  He says several people have already come forward and they are not facing criminal charges.

The sheriff is investigating the Wild Turkey bourbon theft in Franklin Co. last month.  Originally it involved five barrels, but yesterday Sheriff Melton suggested more bourbon could be involved.

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