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Dec. 8, 2017ST. JOSEPH, Mo. |  By: AP

St. Joseph man sentenced for theft of $1,000 in cigarettes

A St. Joseph man was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing cigarettes -- a lot of cigarettes.

27-year-old Dustin P. Seever was sentenced this week for stealing about $1,000 in cigarettes from the Hy-Vee supermarket in St. Joseph. Buchanan County Circuit Judge Dan Kellogg ruled the sentence will be served after Seever completes a five-year sentence he was given in September for a stealing conviction filed in June.

Ron Holliday, assistant Buchanan County prosecutor, said Seever has faced multiple stealing charges. Holliday asked for a seven-year sentence. Defense attorney Rose Briscoe asked for a lighter sentence and that it be served concurrently with Seever's previous sentence.

All the cigarettes were recovered.