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Jamestown police: Man charged with possessing untaxed cigarettes

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Jamestown man has been charged with possessing more than 50 cartons of untaxed cigarettes.

On Tuesday morning, Jamestown police worked with New York State police and other officials to execute a search warrant on Forest Ave. They had been investigating the sale of illegal cigarettes.

Inside a residence, police say they found the cartons, as well as several thousands of dollars in cash.

Steven Patterson, 46, was subsequently charged with criminal tax fraud and possession of unstamped/untaxed cigarettes.

He was jailed pending an arraignment.


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