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    RIP Popcorn Sutton, legendary moonshiner of the Blue Ridge Mountains

    Pictured below with his book titled "Me and my Likker"






    An iconic moonshiner has been found dead in his home, shortly before he was set to report to prison, according to a report on the Web site of Knoxville, Tenn., TV station WBIR.

    Marvin 'Popcorn' Sutton was known nationally for the illegal manufacture of corn whiskey.

    The 61-year-old was found dead Monday at his Parrotsville home.

    Sutton had been sentenced to 18 months behind bars after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon and knowingly distilling spirits.

    He was out on bond at the time of his death.
    Last edited by Stardust; 03-16-2009 at 11:22 PM.
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    A great loss! The man is a legend. While I have not built a still (someday, maybe, if I ever get back out into the desert to live) I have been facinated by the process. I have the "blueprints" for a couple of pot stills and an "afterburner" designed by Mr. Sutton.

    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

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    I hope I look as good as the real P.S. when I'm 61. He doesn't look a day over 40. The real question is -- What happened to all of the corn liquor confiscated from his storage units when he was arrested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popcorn Sutton View Post
    I hope I look as good as the real P.S. when I'm 61. He doesn't look a day over 40. The real question is -- What happened to all of the corn liquor confiscated from his storage units when he was arrested?
    I'd check the back roads around Swannanoa.

    I heard Popcorn's illegitimate son might make an appearance at NCAAs.
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    Popcorn looks 40? I guess I am going to have to get those reading glasses after all. I am 61. I hope to look like Popcorn when I am 90. As for those missing corn squeezings, if there is a spare pint, I'll take it!

    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

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