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Popcorn Sutton News

Maggie Valley's icon and self-proclaimed legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton has been arrested in Greene County, TN and is facing federal charges related to the manufacturing, possessing, and selling of untaxed whiskey or "moonshine" and a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Mountaineer News. Authorities confiscated three 1,000 gallon capacity stills, over 850 gallons of moonshine, hundred's of gallons of mash- ingredients used to make the liquor, firearms, and ammunition. A search of a storage site in Haywood County resulted in seizure of 797 gallons of moonshine and one case of moonshine soaked cherries. Sutton faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on the weapons charge and up to 5 years for each moonshining charge. Sutton is being held without bond due to a previous conviction in Cocke County, TN.

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  1. Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

    What's the matter you can't catch a drug dealer? or what about the meth labs? Let the old timer be! He doesn't have that many years left!
    • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

      Popcorn's of the world make waking up in the morning worth while. We need characters like him in the world. How wonderful it would be if this was all we had to worry about. Movement to parden Popcorn maybe in order.Paul
      • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

        Popcorn's of the world make waking up in the morning worth while. We need characters like him in the world. How wonderful it would be if this was all we had to worry about. Movement to pardon Popcorn maybe in order.Paul
        • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

          I met this old fellow when my Mom lived in Maggie Valley and I have had his butt kicking cherries. I think he is a charater and adds charm to the county. With out him why would I ever consider returning to Maggie Valley. Free Popcorn!!! Florida loves Popcorn
          • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

            My mother-in-law used to live in Maggie Valley, and she took us over to Popcorn's one day to get some "cherry bombs". Wow, they were the bomb all right! Popcorn was the kind of local character we're all going to miss having around someday. In our safe-at-any-cost, politically correct, mommy knows best society there isn't room for someone like him. He's an anachronism, and for that we have ourselves to blame. Shame on us.