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A shooting call shortly after midnight Monday led to the discovery of an outbuilding where liquor, including moonshine, was being sold.

Chief Deputy Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this evening there was moonshine on the premises at a residence in the Highway 903 area of Scotland Neck.

Asked if investigators were going to look for a still, Hall said, “In cases like these we will continue to investigate these types of crimes to identify additional shot houses and the source of supply.”

A shot house is a place where people can go to consume alcohol and beer by the shot or cup.

Hall said the person cited in the case — Gladystene Sledge Jones, 63, — was reselling alcohol she purchased. It’s not clear how long she had been operating the reputed shot house.

In a statement Hall said while on scene deputies found items in an outbuilding located in the backyard of the home consistent with possessing and selling alcohol without an ABC permit. 

A search warrant was issued for the property and several cans of beer, bottles of alcohol, United States currency, mixed drink paraphernalia, empty cups, drug paraphernalia and firearms were seized.

As far as the report of a shooting which led deputies to the scene, Hall said, “We have not been able to locate a cooperating witness (or victim).”

Lieutenant E. Carroll issued Jones a citation for charges of possess moonshine without paying tax, possess marijuana drug paraphernalia and possess for sale alcohol without an ABC permit. She has a September 23 court date.