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Delaware traffic stop turns up untaxed cigarettes

Wednesday - 3/12/2014, 12:00pm  ET

NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Delaware authorities say state troopers found hundreds of cartons of untaxed cigarettes from North Carolina when they stopped a Virginia man.

State police say 38-year-old Elebechir Lehreitani of Alexandria, Va., was stopped for speeding near Newark on Tuesday and consented to a search that turned up 402 cartons of untaxed cigarettes in the trunk of his Chevrolet Impala.

The state Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement says an agent determined that Lehreitani bought the cigarettes in North Carolina, but his destination remains unknown.

Authorities seized the cigarettes and $269 in Lehreitani's possession.

Lehreitani was charged with possession of untaxed cigarettes and attempting to evade Delaware excise tax and cited for speeding. He was released on $6,100 unsecured bail.


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