May 06, 2019 01:03 PM
The Washington County Attorney's Office has charged Amjad Mustafa Salem, a New Hope resident, with one felony count of possessing untaxed tobacco products.
A release from the Minnesota Department of Revenue states Salem was pulled over due to erratic driving, which is when officers allegedly noticed a large amount of tobacco products in his vehicle. He reportedly claimed to be transporting the products to a retail location in Illinois, however the release claims Salem could not provide a valid invoice for the tobacco and admitted to not being a licensed tobacco distributor in Minnesota.
During the investigation, it was allegedly determined that Salem was in possession of $12,600 worth of untaxed tobacco products.
Updated: May 06, 2019 01:03 PM
Created: May 06, 2019 12:34 PM
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