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.

Guffey was cited into court.