Two Virginia businesses, three individuals indicted on cigarette smuggling charges

Demcorp, Inc. and Welltown Group were allegedly involved in the operation

VIRGINIA - Two Virginia companies and three individuals were indicted on cigarette smuggling charges Wednesday. 

Sixty-year old Reba Marcelle Myers, of Clearbrook, 52-year old Lisa Renee Lindquist, of Winchester, and 40-year old John Barrett Fairchild, of East Islip, New York, have been indicted. 

Demcorp, Inc., of Clearbrook, and Welltown Group, of Winchester, are alleged to have conspired to profit from the unlawful sale of contraband cigarettes. The indictment charges that the defendants transported large quantities of cigarettes across state lines for redistribution and sale.  

Each of the defendants is charged with one count of “conspiracy to evade tobacco taxes" and face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count.

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