Online ad leads police to illegal still

Photo provided by Indiana State Excise Police

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) A southern Indiana man was arrested Wednesday just outside Indianapolis International Airport by Indiana State Excise Police on a misdemeanor charge of Possession of Unlicensed Equipment for the Production of Alcoholic Beverages.

According to a news release from Indiana State Excise Police, Joseph M. Jepko, 40, of Scipio met the officers who had answered an online ad that described the still as “perfect for the family drunk that’s so hard to buy for.” Jepko thought he would be meeting with legitimate customers who would purchase the still.

Police seized the still and Jepko was issued a summons to appear in Marion County Court at a later date.

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