1917: COTTONWOOD; 800 Pints of Booze Pinched, June 1.


"One of the biggest hauls of several months was made at Cottonwood yesterday when a deputy sheriff arrested Tom Carroll, suspected of having brought in a quantity of forbidden spirits. According to a report received at the sheriff's office yesterday, the Carroll residence was found to contain 800 pints of liquor."

"According to the report, there was no evidence that Caroll was selling any of the booze; rather, that he had brought it in for the use of himself and his family and friends. The shipment ran to over 30 cases."

(Prescott Journal-Miner; June 1, 1917; page 3, column 3.)

"A man named Thomas Carroll was araigned on a charge of bootlegging and entered a plea of not guilty. If he goes to trial, he will be the second charged with violation of the prohibition amendments this year to seek adjudication of this case by jury. All others since January 1 have pleaded guilty." (Weekly Journal-Miner; Prescott; July 25, 1917; page 1, column 6.)

"LIQUOR CASES DISMISSED: Upon motion of County Attorney Neil S. Clark, the court yesterday dismissed the cases which had been filed against Tom Carroll and J. Galindo, there being an apparent lack of evidence sufficient to secure a conviction in each of the cases." (Prescott Journal-Miner; September 14, 1917; page 3, column 4.)

See: The Verde Independent; "CARROLLTON: Verde Valley Settlement;" May 27, 2012, and "CARROLLTON: Historic Settlement;" May 28, 2012.


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