(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Nine people have been indicted for stealing barrels of Kentucky bourbon over several years.

FOX News Radio's Gurnal Scott reports:

Authorities say the thieves took more booze than they could ever possibly drink. The containers were found at the home of an employee of one of two distilleries targeted in the thefts -- which deputies believe began in 2008.

Franklin County assistant prosecutor Zach Becker says the stolen whisky carried a high price tag.

(Becker) "Each of these wooden barrels would have been worth approximately $3,000 - $6,000 to the distilleries depending on the exact type and age... so it's within those ranges."

Several cases of bottled bourbon were also recovered. The total take was valued at more than $100,000. The nine have been charged with engaging in organized crime.

Gurnal Scott, FOX News Radio.