EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSSuspect In Moonshine, Marijuana Bust Turns Self In
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Reported: Aug. 22, 2013 3:52 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 23, 2013 9:19 AM EDT
Jolo , West Virginia
A suspect wanted in connection with an alleged moonshine and marijuana bust turned himself into McDowell County deputies Thursday.
Lewis Harper Lester, 70, of Jolo was charged with four counts delivery of a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy. He was arraigned, taken to Southwestern Regional Jail and a bond was set at $75,000.
Deputies executed a search warrant on Lewis’ farm last week and said they found 50 marijuana plants growing 15 feet tall next to an active moonshine still.
More moonshine was found in the barn and a firearm was seized, deputies said.
Lester was not home at the time, but deputies arrested his daughter, Melissa Lester, and charged her with one count of operating a moonshine still, one count of cultivation of marijuana, five counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy,
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