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.