BUNNELL, Fla. – Flagler County deputies arrested a man on Friday they say produced moonshine whiskey at his home and sold it out of his truck along U.S. 1 in Bunnell.
Bob Tibbs was arrested Friday morning for possession of moonshine whiskey after he sold several gallons of the moonshine to undercover investigators during the past two months, according deputies.
Deputies said they received a tip Tibbs was selling illegal moonshine from his truck with fresh seafood. Detectives pulled Tibbs over Friday morning and found two one-gallon containers and nine brown paper bags with filled mason jars inside. On each jar, it was labeled "Staw Ber" (strawberry), "Blk Ber" (blackberry), apple and regular. Some jars were labeled with marker to show 130-proo of 150-proof.
Deputies went to Tibbs' property on County Road 325 and dismantled the still Friday morning. Tibbs was driving on a suspended driver's license, according to deputies.
"Thanks to a tip, this illegal operation was shut down," said Flagler County Sheriff Donald W. Fleming. "A lot of people may be surprised that moonshine operations still exist. It does, and it is illegal."
Tibbs faces a third-degree felony charge that carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison.
He was booked into the Flagler County Inmate Facility and was released after posting $5,500 bond.