Man Sentenced for Moonshine Operation

A Franklin County man will spend 30 months in a federal prison for his role in an operation that distributed thousands of gallons of moonshine across Virginia.

John David Fralin was among six people convicted in the operation. He pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy and producing untaxed liquor.

U.S. District Judge James Turk sentenced Fralin on Wednesday and ordered him to serve two years' supervised probation after completing his prison term.

Two other defendants already have been sentenced. Sentencings are pending for the remaining three.

During the investigation, federal agents found four 1,200-gallon pots used to make moonshine at a site in Halifax County.