Rochester man accused of possessing more than 400 untaxed cigarettes
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 31, 2009 - 3:19pm
Don't smoke and drive. Well, at least if you're going to buy more than the legal limit of untaxed cigarettes, and don't get caught speeding when you leave the reservation.
That apparently seems to be the moral of an arrest announced by the Sheriff's Office this afternoon.
Virgil Exis Parker, 29, of 98 Campbell St., upper, Rochester, was stopped on Route 262 in Elba at 6:46 a.m. for allegedly doing 82 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Deputy Meides reportedly spotted 31 cartons of Newport cigarettes and several boxes of cigars in Parker's car. The legal limit is 400 untaxed cigarettes, or about two cartons.
Parker was charged with possession of more than 400 untaxed cigarettes and issued an appearance ticket.