A Mountain Spirit Checks Out

Dave was really ahead of the curve on this one.

Marvin ‘Popcorn’ Sutton 1946-2009

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I hope the douchebags in the Eastern District of Tennessee prosecuting attorney’s office are pleased with themselves.

This entry was posted by Bunn Bunn.

8 thoughts on “A Mountain Spirit Checks Out

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    DOJ Press Release (3/14/2008)…

    http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/tne/pr/2008/March/Arrest–Popcorn%20Sutton.htm

    … The attached court documents reflect the seizure of three large stills with capacities up to 1,000 gallons, over eight hundred and fifty gallons of moonshine, and hundreds of gallons of mash, materials and ingredients used to manufacture moonshine, and firearms and ammunition.

    The primary law enforcement agencies participating in the investigation leading to the arrest and prosecution of Sutton include the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Also assisting in the investigation was the Office of District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

    “Moonshine is romanticized in folklore and the movies. The truth though is that moonshine is a dangerous health issue and breeds other crime. This has not changed over the years,” stated ATF Special Agent in Charge James Cavanaugh of the Nashville Field Division. Cavanaugh added, “The illegal moonshine business is fraud on taxpayers in Tennessee and across the country.”

    The Plea Agreement (4/3/2008)…

    http://www.mountainx.com/files/popcorn.pdf

    Mr. Dedrick, you, sir, are simpering scum.

    Popcorn was so guilty (so easily ensnared too) that they had the leverage to get him, in addition to pleading guilty, to agree to give away the rights to his image to be used for deterrence and education goals, otherwise they were going to throw him out of his house. [See, paragraphs 11 and 13.] Yeah, Popcorn, let’s see if the retards use your image now. What a perfect final act of defiance! Apparently there were no criminals more menacing to pursue than an eccentric old fuck making a few hundred gallons of illegal liquor. FUCK YOU!

    (EE, thanks for the Tamara Ecclestone link. That helps ease the pain.)

  2. Well, ol’ Popcorn was locally producing a tangible product – something of value with an appreciable demand.

  3. Bif, this is a great post. But I invite you to just post this as a post. This isn’t the Wall Street Journal yet. Don’t be shy. Just post it. It doesn’t belong in the comments section of Bunn’s awesome piece on Deliverance.

    Let me show you how to do it…

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