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Federal agents conduct operation at Cherokee Tobacco

South Boston News
SoVaNow.com / August 25, 2013
Federal agents with the Internal Revenue Service and USDA conducted an operation at Cherokee Tobacco in South Boston on Thursday. Efforts to determine the nature of the visit were unsuccessful, with one agent declining comment and referring inquiries to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. Multiple calls to the office were not returned as of late Thursday afternoon.

The operation appears to have begun Thursday morning, with agents still on the scene through the afternoon hours. Outside the Cherokee Tobacco building, located on U.S. 58 behind CCI, a number of agents sat under an open-air metal shed that provided cover from the bright sun. According to sources, Cherokee closed for the day and sent its employees home.

The agents were with the IRS and the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Efforts to reach Cherokee Tobacco President Kathy Farley for comment were unsuccessful. A call to her Halifax home was routed to a voice messaging system, which did not allow for additional messages.

Cherokee and Firebird Manufacturing make cigarettes in South Boston that are distributed under the Cherokee brand.

This story will be updated.

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I guess someone didn't like the comments that were previously made. So much for Americans enjoying First Amendment rights.

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This article is a new one, updated since Friday. I don't think the comments were purposely done away with, just left with the old article. Get off your soapbox.


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