Mike Neff Still

On May 1, 1930, the Woodstock Times and Edinburg Sentinel Combined reported that A. Mike Neff had been shot by Sheriff Luther G. Sheetz while fleeing from his still during a raid the preceding Sunday.

According to the report, Neff and two other men were eventually arrested. The raid found a still, 100 gallons of mash, and several gallons of whiskey.

The newspaper noted the still was located in a "Deep Hollow" near the Helltown community, just west of Mt. Jackson. The exact location of this still and how long it operated is unknown. Mike Neff had been a member of the notorious Neff Gang that operated in Shenandoah County during the first two decades of the 20th century.