Two man face tax charges after police find over 100 cartons of cigarettes on I-70

Two men are behind bars after a traffic stop on I-70.

Posted: Oct. 15, 2017 9:01 PM
Updated: Oct. 15, 2017 9:01 PM

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Two men are behind bars after a traffic stop on I-70.

It happened on Friday afternoon in Putnam County.

Indiana State Police stopped a car being driven by 18-year-old Donovan Jackson of Pennsylvania for following other vehicles too closely.

There was also a passenger in the car, 55-year-old Frank Spillar, also of Pennsylvania.

Police say after talking with Jackson and Spiller they became suspicious of possible criminal activity.

After searching the car, officers say they found 109 cartons o
cigarettes without an Indiana Tax Stamp.

According to Indiana law, a person is not allowed to have more than 1,500 cigarettes without an Indiana Tax Stamp.

Police say the men were transporting the cigarettes from Missouri to Pennsylvania.

Jackson and Spillar with both arrested and charged with one count of tobacco tax violation.

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