Thursday, December 26, 2013
SHERIFF'S OFFICE SEIZE CASH, DRUGS, AND UNTAXED CIGARETTES DURING A TRAFFIC STOP
On December 22, 2013 deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff's Office stopped a Chevy Tahoe for traffic violations in Westover. A probable cause search revealed 469 cartons of untaxed Virginia cigarettes, marijuana, and almost $10,000 in cash. The driver, Mansour Shabaik who is from New York told deputies he spent nearly $20,000 on the untaxed cigarettes, and planned to sell half of the cigarettes in New York, and ship the other half back to family members in Egypt. Shabaik was charged with possession, and trafficking untaxed cigarettes, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Shabaik was later released on a $25,000 unsecured bond pending court actions.
at 12/26/2013 11:00:00 AM