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Local man facing firearms, moonshine violations (Vanity)
WVLT TV ^ | 3/14/08 | WVLT report

Posted on 03/14/2008 7:29:38 PM PDT by girlangler

Local man facing firearms, moonshine violations

Posted: 4:39 PM Mar 14, 2008

(WVLT) A Cocke County man is now facing federal firearms and moonshine violations.

61 year old Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton of Parrotsville is charged in a four count complaint with three federal charges, related to the making, possessing and selling of untaxed whiskey.

Sutton also faces one charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

If convicted, Sutton faces up to ten years in federal prison on the firearms count and five years for each of the moonshining counts.

He faces up to a $250,000 fine on each count.

Sutton will be back in court, March 28th for a preliminary hearing.


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KEYWORDS: alchohol; banglist; humanrights; illegal; moonshine
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To: mamelukesabre

That’s correct. :)


51 posted on 03/16/2008 9:56:38 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: bert

Mine worked around Greeneville, not too far from there.


52 posted on 03/16/2008 9:56:40 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Clemenza
"REVANOOOEERRRS!!!"

LOL....my last assignment in the Army was to the Readiness Group in Pittsburgh, responsible for assisting and evaluating the training and wartime readiness of Reserve and National Guard units. We covered units throughout West Virginia and drove through a lot of "back country" getting to some of the reserve centers and NG armories...getting there in a sedan with "US Government" license plates always made me more than a little bit nervous.

53 posted on 03/16/2008 9:57:06 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: All

Moonshiners aren’t extinct around these parts. Not by a long shot.

Back in the 1970s, when you couldn’t buy liquer of any kind on Sunday here, everybody went to see (we called her) “Mama Do-Right.”

Mama Do -Right was actually named Mamie Dunlap, and she was probably in her 70s or early 80s. She and her spinster sister lived alone in a little white frame house between Oliver Springs and Oak Ridge.

We used to drive up, knock on the door, and she’d sell you beer, liquer. She didn’t make it, just sold it when you couldn’t get it elsewhere, but for three times what it cost in a liquer or convenience store.

I’m sure the law knew about the sisters, everybody else did. But they never were arrested.

When I see the Andy Griffith shows with the two old bootlegging sisters it always reminds me of Mama Do Right.


54 posted on 03/16/2008 10:52:11 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Moonman62

LOL, he probably knew my grandaddy. And Daddy, the runner.


55 posted on 03/16/2008 11:04:15 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: mamelukesabre

LOL, I wrote it, just remembering how beautiful a river it is to float. Lots of fish, always some big ones to haunt you, the ones that mostly get away.

But you can see the big browns through the glassy surface of the water, as they chase your bait up to the boat.

It’s such a beautiful float in the spring, with dogwood and redbud trees painted along the steep limestone bluffs, nad in the fall, when the hillsides are splashed with the breathtaking fall colors.

There are level II, III and some IV rapids,making parts of the trip exciting, then the slow drifts through the slack water, where deep pools hold big fish.

I missed a MASSIVE brown trout there once, was looking at something, then when I had retrieved my bait back to the boat, looked down and saw him radared in on that Rapala.

Just as I saw him, within a few feet of the boat, he spooked and it was over.But not for me, as I dreamed of that fish for years, would love to encounter another big brown like him again.


56 posted on 03/16/2008 9:01:06 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: elkfersupper

Ping for your bloodpressure medicine...


57 posted on 03/19/2008 6:48:48 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Choose Liberty over slavery... the gulag awaits ANY compromise with evil...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: girlangler; All

That’s a funny name for a county...


58 posted on 03/19/2008 9:49:01 AM PDT by wastedyears (More Maiden coming up in a few months!)
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To: girlangler

Might be ‘8’ for Dale Earnhardt.


59 posted on 03/19/2008 9:51:34 AM PDT by wastedyears (More Maiden coming up in a few months!)
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To: wastedyears

Since we are near Bristol, this area is definitely “NASCAR” country. The entire region was in mourning for months after he died.

Also you see a lot of the number 2, on cars, hats, etc.

I’ll admit, I’m not a NASCAR fan. I tend to idolize anglers, like Bill Dance (grin).


60 posted on 03/19/2008 10:32:30 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Gilbo_3
Thanks for the pint...er ping.

Gotta' love a guy nicknamed "Popcorn".

I hope he destroys the persecution...er prosecution.

61 posted on 03/19/2008 7:14:59 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: girlangler
Haywood officers seize Popcorn’s ‘shine

/jasper

62 posted on 03/26/2008 3:55:52 PM PDT by Jasper (Stand Fast, Craigellachie!!)
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To: girlangler
Maggie Valley is one of the most beautiful places in America. My first wife and I honeymooned there.

I've always wanted to go back.

L

63 posted on 03/26/2008 4:04:47 PM PDT by Lurker (Pimping my blog: http://lurkerslair-lurker.blogspot.com/)
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