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Cops discover an illegal winery operating out of an Alabama town's sewage plant

Marika Gerken, CNN on December 18, 2020

Authorities say they've busted a large illegal winery operating out of a wastewater treatment plant in a small Alabama town.

It happened in the town of Rainsville, home to around 5,000 people and about 100 miles northeast of Birmingham.

After receiving an anonymous tip Thursday about a possible illegal wine production operation being run inside a municipal building, law enforcement arrived at the Rainsville Waste Water Treatment Plant to find a large amount of illegal alcohol and other equipment used to make wine at home, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said.

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