Michigan troops may get stogies that were seized in a traffic stop in Michigan
Normally, 1,500 cigars seized in a drug bust would be incinerated.
A sheriff in Michigan has a different idea -- he wants troops from Michigan serving in Iraq to do it for him.
The Oakland County's Narcotics Enforcement Team seized the stogies during a traffic stop of a convicted drug felon in January.
Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Thursday the cigars were believed to be illegal Cuban cigars, but turned out to be high-quality Dominicans.
He told The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press he could use help with the cost of shipping the cigars overseas.
Bouchard said the move is not designed to encourage smoking. He hopes the smokes will provide a respite from the soldiers' stressful routines.
Source: Mainichi Daily News