A 23-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., resident was sentenced last week in United States District Court in Elkins by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.
Mohammad D. Mohammad was sentenced May 22 to 21 months in prison to be followed by two years of supervised release and ordered to pay a fine of $5,000, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II.
Mohammad entered a guilty plea Nov. 18, 2011, to one count of transporting and possessing contraband, that is more than 10,000 cigarettes that bore no West Virginia state tax, on March 29, 2011, in Lewis County.
Mohammad, who is free on bond, will self report to the designated federal facility on June 28.
The case was prosecuted by assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.