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Moonshine still, death investigation underway by ACSO

Updated at 9:49amCT
Law enforcement alleges locating and confiscating moonshine still and nine gallons of moonshine during the course of the investigation of the death of 46 year old woman at Kozy Kabins. This investigation is ongoing with charges possibly pending. Deputy Josh Durbin is investigating with assistance from Sheriff Harrison Moss and Officer Jamie Cole and Josh Brockman with Columbia Police Department.
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From Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Friday, April 27, 2018 at approximately 10:32pmCT Adair county 911 received a call of an unresponsive female at the Kozy Cabins off of Hwy South 55, (just south of the intersection with the Adair County Veterans Memorial Bypass. - CM).

Adair EMS along with Adair County Sheriffs Office and officers from the Columbia Police Department responded to the scene and located 46 year old Penni Smyth of Austin, KY who was not breathing.

Emergency personal attempted to resuscitate the female, but were not successful. Smyth was pronounced deceased at TJ Heath Hospital By Deputy Coroner Tony Bragg and sent for an autopsy.

During the course of the investigation on the scene officers located and confiscated an illegal moonshine still and approximately nine gallons of moonshine from John and Peggy Haskieill, owners of the Kozy Cabins.

This investigation is ongoing with charges pending. Deputy Josh Durbin is investigating with assistance from sheriff Harrison Moss and Officer Cole and Brockman with Columbia Police Department.

This story was posted on 2018-04-30 06:51:54
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Sheriff Harrison Moss & Deputy Josh Durbin with moonshine still

2018-05-01 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener,
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss, left, and ACSO Deputy Josh Durbin, above, are with the still confiscated in an investigation on KY 55 South Road, which began on Friday night, April 27, 2016 at which time an unresponsive female, not breathing, was later pronounced deceased at TJ Health/Columbia. In the course of the investigation, the still and nine gallons of moonshine were confiscated. The moonshine still was the second Sheriff Moss has confiscated in his career; it was a first such for Deputy Durbin. According to Sheriff Moss, the situation might not be such a big deal; possession is a misdemeanor now. So far as has been established by investigators, the still and moonshine and the death are not linked. The still was manufactured, not home-built, he said. - EW

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