Flomaton TV Star Moonshiner arrested by state authorities for alcohol : NorthEscambia.com

A Flomaton TV star moonshiner was arrested Monday night by state authorities for alcohol.

Johnny Wayne Griffis, 48, has been charged with felony distilling or manufacturing prohibited liquor and beverages, and a class C misdemeanor of selling, offering to sell, possessing or bartering liquor and beverages prohibited.

He was incarcerated at the Escambia County Detention Center (AL) where he remained early Tuesday morning without bond.

Johnny Griffis competed on Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners: Master Distiller in 2020. In the end, his “old fashioned corn liquor” took second place.

His new television series “Alabama Shine” premiered in August on The Country Network (TCN). He introduced Griffis to Flomaton and a moonshiner in Carbon Hill, Alabama. In the TV series, Griffis discusses the escape from law enforcement during the moonshine distillation process.

State officials did not release further information about Griffis’ arrest Monday night. If convicted, Griffis could face one to five years in prison, according to Alabama law.

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