New Hope man charged with possessing untaxed tobacco products

New Hope man charged with possessing untaxed tobacco products Photo: KSTP-TV

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.


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