Come off it, coppers – if there’s any crime in selling a bit of hooch, it is petty stuff

July 3, 2010

Alf would like to think the cops had better things to do than prosecute an 80-year-old man for making whisky and bourbon in his garage.

Making whisky seems to be an admirable hobby for a bloke of that vintage, although making bourbon would serve no useful other than to provide someone with rocket fuel.

These observations are made on learning that one Edwin Wilson appeared in Hastings District Court this week, entering no plea to seven charges relating to selling liquor without a licence.

The poor bugger seems to have been targeted in a sting operation.

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