This Month In County History

1920: Granite farmer jailed for making whiskey

July 24, 2005

"For the first time, so far as the records show, a prisoner has been sentenced by a U.S. court to be confined in the Carroll County Jail. Benjamin F. Poole, a farmer and businessman of this county, was indicted in the District Court of the United States at Baltimore on account of the operation of a still for the manufacture of whiskey on one of his farms, near Granite. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and to be confined in the county jail for 90 days."

Union Bridge Pilot, July 2, 1920. Source: Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

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