Judge: Cigarettes Remain Contraband Regardless Of Owner

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - A Kentucky federal judge refused to dismiss contraband cigarette possession charges against a cigarette dealer, saying in a May 15 opinion that a defendant need not be the entity liable for payment of tobacco taxes to be charged with possession of contraband (United States of America v. David B. Cooper, No. 1:12-cr-00029, W.D. Ky., Bowling Green Div.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69003).

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