Tuesday, October 23, 2007

KY Tobacco shop customers targeted

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10 News spotted several Tennessee tags at the Middlesboro Smoke Shop, despite last month's announcement from the Department of Revenue saying they would enforce a law prohibiting Tennesseans from buying and transporting more than two cartons of cigarettes from other states.

But King says she wouldn't cooperate with state workers if they stopped her.

"If I was approached, I'd smack em," King said. "I'd tell them they don't have no right snooping through my vehicle."

Although King hasn't been stopped yet, other Middlesboro Smoke Shop customers have apparently gone toe-to-toe with the state.

"They told the clerks they been stopped," Middlesboro Smoke co-owner Ralph Carter said. "They, in some cases, had two cartons and were okay, and in other cases they had four or five cartons and they took the cigarettes from them."