LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A rash of arrests and charges for possessing too many packs of untaxed cigarettes has left about a dozen people in the past two months with tickets from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, in one case with three occupants of a vehicle being charged at the same time in the Village of Mount Morris.
According to the Mount Morris Police Department, on March 6, Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped Stephen Hall, 69, of Mount Morris, in the Village for traffic violations just after 11 a.m. and found him with 18 cartons of cigarettes.
Two passengers in the car also were charged, Bernard Brock, 65, had 19 cartons and Edith May Donahue, 74, had the equivalent of more than 22 cartons.
Several other arrests have occurred in Livingston County as well.
Mount Morris Police explain that the law only allows possession of two cartons of cigarettes bought on reservations.
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