$3,000 Worth of Moonshine

>> Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Heard this story on the local NPR affiliate this morning:

FLAG POND, Tenn. — A man who police in northeastern Tennessee charged with possession of untaxed whiskey told officers he’s been buying it in the region for a decade.

Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris told the Johnson City Press 65-year-old Arvin Guffey of Beach Island, N.C., was stopped Sunday on Interstate 26 a few miles from the state line after his pickup truck was seen weaving.

Deputy Frank Rogers then saw the moonshine — 312 quarts of it — uncovered in the back of Guffey’s truck.

Guffey told authorities he parked his truck with nearly $3,000 inside it in Flag Pond, took a walk and came back to find it full of moonshine.

He said he has been buying whiskey like that in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina for a decade.

Dad gum. That's a whole lotta moonshine.


Kitt September 9, 2008 at 12:24 PM  

Elves! They gotta make a living somehow ...

Donna September 9, 2008 at 1:09 PM  

Ha, and not only that,now I know who to follow around if I ever need a bit of extra cash. That's a whole lot of trust there!

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