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Excise officers seize suspected counterfeit merchandise

Indiana State Excise Police Officers served two search warrants in LaGrange County Tuesday afternoon at two convenience stores where suspected counterfeit merchandise was for sale.

The search warrants were seized at Westedge Food Mart at 6955 S. SR5 in Topeka and the LaGrange Quick Mart at 411 E. Central Avenue in LaGrange.

Officers seized t-shirts, stocking caps, hooded sweatshirts and hats believed to be counterfeit name brand merchandise, reports said.

The LaGrange Quick Mart was also cited for preliminary administrative violations of self service display of tobacco, failure to display required tobacco signage and failure to remove smoking paraphernalia.

No arrests were made, but the investigation is ongoing.

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