FAIRFIELD COUNTY — A Fairfield County man was arrested last week for possession of moonshine following an investigation by three law enforcement agencies including the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
In a statement released Wednesday, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Curtis Perry, 49, of Bellfield Road in the Ridgeway area of Fairfield County for unlawful possession of moonshine.
The press release states that at the time of Perry’s arrest, law enforcement personnel seized large quantities of alcohol and moonshine, seven firearms, and over $15,000 in US currency.
According to the press release Perry’s arrest was the result of numerous complaints about “bootlegging” taking place at his residence.
The press release states that for the past several months the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office and the Union County Sheriff’s Office to share information, manpower, and resources in a collaborative effort to combat drug crimes and other organized criminal activity that spans throughout these counties.
“While alcohol offenses aren’t generally our most serious crimes, investigations such as these tend to generate information that leads to other more serious crimes and criminal organizations,” Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery said. “We have been very pleased with our partnerships with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office and the Union County Sheriff’s Office and this is just a small example of the success that law enforcement can have when working together and sharing information.
“Criminals don’t have any jurisdictional boundaries and this partnership essentially allows us to operate among these counties without them,” he said. “And as always, we appreciate the support from the community and thank them for their role helping us to fight crime.”