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