Alcoholic Beverage Control finds illegal alcohol in Laurel Co.

Corbin, KY establishment found with bottles of distilled spirits, malt beverages, moonshine, and illegal gambling machines

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Alcohol: Beer and Wine

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says they have executed a search warrant at American Patriots, an establishment in Laurel County.

The search uncovered over 100 bottles of distilled spirits, around 1,000 bottles of malt beverages, several gallons of moonshine, and at least six illegal gambling machines.

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In coordination with the Kentucky State Police and the London Police Department, ABC initiated a search of the premises of the American Patriots located at 7045 South US HWY 25, Corbin, KY 40701. Located in a dry territory, American Patriots does not holdnor could it holdany type of alcohol beverage license from the Department, which regulates and licenses alcohol sales in the Commonwealth.

The sale of alcohol is a local decision and the Departments enforcement efforts ensure the will of the people is respected, commented Gail Russell, Secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet. I thank the Departments Enforcement Division for their professionalism and dedication to the enforcement of state law for the protection of our citizens.

This warrant and search is a result of a yearlong investigation into bootlegging activities associated with this establishment and underscores ABCs commitment to the enforcement of the Commonwealths laws governing illegal alcohol sales.