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Court Imposes $30,000 in Fines for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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Court Imposes $30,000 in Fines for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted:

Thomas Tresoor

Location:  

District of Thunder Bay

Description of Offence:  

Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale

Date of Offence:  

November 2, 2016

Date of Conviction:  

November 20, 2017, at the Schreiber Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed:  A fine of $30,000 was imposed on Mr. Tresoor. He was given 12 months to pay. The court also imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background:  On November 2, 2016, Ontario Provincial Police officers stopped a vehicle operated by Mr. Tresoor on Highway 17 in the District of Thunder Bay. A subsequent search of the vehicle, under the Tobacco Tax Act, revealed 105,200 unmarked cigarettes. The cigarettes were seized and forfeited.  

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