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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-101

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 20, 2015
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    Detectives Looking For Meth Lab, Find Moonshine Still

    Detectives observed a red, plastic 50-gallon barrel which contained fermenting corn mash.
    • Thursday
    • February 19, 2015
    • Time: 5:50 PM
    • 3501 Edwards Road
    • Plant City


    Donnie Jones
    DOB: 06/16/88
    3501 Edwards Rd.
    Plant City, FL


    • VOP- Resist Law Enforcement Officer without Violence
    • VOP- Possession of a Controlled Substance
    • VOP- Possession of Marijuana
    • VOP- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    Moonshine Still Photographs:



    On February 19, 2015 at 5:30 p.m., detectives from the SID Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team (CLET) assisted probation officers from the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC). Detectives responded to 3501 Edwards Road to locate a possible meth lab. FDOC officers and detectives were searching a shed located on the property when they located a moonshine still under an overhang which was part of the shed. Detectives observed a red, plastic 50-gallon barrel which contained fermenting corn mash and strawberries. Detectives also located a white plastic barrel which contained a copper (worm) tubing. In addition, detectives located some meth lab making items, but did not find a operational lab on the property. Jones was arrested for VOP (x4), additional charges for the still are pending.
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