A few weeks ago the revenuers busted Popcorn's "white lightning" operation in Tennessee's Cooke County. The Feds and Tennessee "citizen harassment authorities" (that's what I'm going to call 'em) captured three 1,000-gallon stills, almost a thousand gallons of finished moonshine and several hundreds of gallons of corn mash in the raid on Popcorn's premises. They also found some firearms, which Popcorn wasn't supposed to have since he's already a convicted felon from previous moonshining charges.
Which if you ask me, the government should have just left him alone back then, too. What Popcorn is doing is not an act of evil. It's only a "crime" because the government is addicted to power and the money that comes with taxing something like alcohol. It can't cut spending. It can't even go after the millions of illegal aliens that are still coming into this country. But it can go after a man who is just minding his own business and not hurting anybody. To add insult to injury, it wouldn't surprise me if the government sends Popcorn to the big house for the full 15-year term... while letting rapists and the like out after just a few years.
There is something very screwed-up with America, when it treats one of its few legitimate original characters in this manner.