Non-Tax Paid Alcohol Seized During Traffic Stop

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 10 gallons of non-tax paid alcohol Thursday morning during a traffic stop.  Deputies noticed a blue Cadillac traveling eastbound on Highway 264 displaying a fictitious license plate. Deputies conducted a traffic stop and were able to obtain consent from the driver to search the car.

During the search, 27 jars of various flavored non-tax paid alcoholic beverages and an additional 6 gallons of non-tax paid alcohol in plastic jugs was located.  Alcohol Law Enforcement was contacted and an agent responded to assist with the interview of James Lerome Harris, 60, of Raleigh.

Harris was charged with manufacturing liquor without a permit, possession or sell of an alcoholic beverage without a permit, possession or sell of a non-tax paid alcoholic beverage, unlawful manufacturing, driving on a revoked license, failure to register a vehicle, and fictitious registration.

Harris was ordered to appear in Nashville District Court on May 14th on the charges.