Florida deputies bust moonshine operation using Facebook

Sheriff deputies in central Florida said this week they busted a moonshine operation that was selling the hootch through Facebook.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people after an undercover investigation, WFTV reported Wednesday.

The investigation began after a tipster alleged that Alton Trowell, 31, was selling the moonshine on his Facebook page.

An undercover wound up speaking to Trowell’s girlfriend, Christie Comkowycz, 31.

Deputies said she met the undercover in a parking lot Jan. 12 and sold him 12 pint-sized mason jars of the illegal liquor for $20 a jar.

They said Comkowycz told detectives she was selling the moonshine to bail her boyfriend out of jail following his arrest the previous day on unrelated drug charges.

A search of Trowell’s home led to the seizure of a 5-gallon container of moonshine, WFTV reported.

The arrests included a man Comkowycz told deputies was her supplier, the station reported.