DEPUTIES: Bootleg Cigarettes Found After Traffic Stop

Trash bags full of cigarettes were found and two men are in jail, accused of transporting bootleg cigarettes.

It all happened after a deputy stopped a speeding car in Halifax County.

The stop was made this morning on Highway 158. A search of the vehicle found $1280 in cash sticking out from behind the glove compartment and the bootleg smokes in trash bags in the pickup truck's bed.

Robert Pule, who is from Ecuador, and Jacques Dupont of New York were both charged with possession and transportation of non tax paid cigarettes. The two are in the Halifax County jail on $100,000 bonds.


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