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Moonshine, beer, whisky raid, 1956

Posted on May 20, 2019 | in Uncategorized | by

On April 7, 1956, officers raided ten Lexington establishments in a mass clean-up of places believed to be illegally possessing and selling beer and whisky. Moonshine, beer, whisky and a .38 caliber pistol were among the items confiscated by the four state, 13 local and five federal officers who participated in the operation. Some of the participants in the raid included, from left, front row, ABC Agent Roger Crouch, Federal Agent Stanley Kaminski, Maj. Wallace McMurray, and Detective Sgt. Gilber Cravens, of the Lexington police department; Back row, Lexington Patrolman Charles Henry, ABC Agent Mark Holmes and Federal Agent Paul Tarter. Click here to see other photos from our archives of moonshine raids. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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