BLANCHESTER —For the first time this century Blanchester Police cited a local resident with having moonshine liquor.
At around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Ptl. Ian Courtney stopped a car in the 600 block of West Main Street for a traffic infraction. “Inside the car Courtney found a glass mason jar containing a clear liquid,” said Police Chief Scott Reinbolt. “The jar was labeled ‘130’. The driver of the car stated the jar contained moonshine liquor.”
He said the driver, Clinton Malsbary, 36, of rural Blanchester was cited by police for having an open container of liquor in a motor vehicle and was released; the liquor was seized.
“This is the first time in the past 17 years that moonshine liquor has been seized by the police department,” Reinbolt said.
Malsbary will answer the misdemeanor charge in the Clinton County Municipal Court.