Stunned neighbors can’t believe what state Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents say they spent Wednesday morning pulling out of a Sacramento garage just a few doors down from them on Dry Creek Road.
“Moonshine? That’s odd. I’ve never heard of that here. That’s weird,” said Shawn Bean.
Investigators say they seized 30 gallons of illegally manufactured distilled spirits, a copper still and supplies to make those spirits from Lloyd Henrichs’ home.
For Granny on the “Beverly Hillbillies,” her tonic or moonshine was a laughing matter.
It’s anything but for ABC agents and now for the 66-year-old Henrichs.
“He’s been arrested on charges of illegally manufacturing alcohol and being in possession of an illegal still…and those are felonies,” said John Carr with the California department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Shawn Bean is a mother of two kids who walk up and down Dry Creek Road to school.
The idea of what a still’s heat and vapors could do makes her nervous.
“Yeah, quite a bit. The idea of something exploding,” she said.
Undercover agents say they spent about a month buying from the “Apple Pie” and “straight moonshine” Henrichs claimed to have distilled himself, but they believe he’s been selling for years.
He could spend five years in prison if convicted.