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N.Y. resident indicted on trafficking in Lewis County

July 22, 2011
The Inter-Mountain

A federal grand jury sitting in Martinsburg has returned an indictment against a 22-year-old Brooklyn, New York, resident who is accused of committing a crime in Lewis County.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, said that Mohammadd Mohammadd was named in a one-count indictment. The Indictment alleges that Mohammadd transported and possessed contraband cigarettes on March 29 in Lewis County which bore no evidence of the payment of applicable state cigarette taxes in West Virginia. The indictment includes a forfeiture count wherein the United States seeks to forfeit more than 900 cartons of cigarettes and $499 in U.S. currency which were seized from Mohammadd on March 29.

If convicted, Mohammadd faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The case will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.



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