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Court Imposes $35,000 in Fines for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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Court Imposes $35,000 in Fines for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted:  Daniel Posthumus

Location:  Terrace Bay

Description of Offence:  Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale

Date of Offence:  March 21, 2017

Date of Conviction:  November 20, 2017, at the Schreiber Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed:  A fine of $35,000 was imposed on Mr. Posthumus at the Schreiber Provincial Offences Court. He was given 12 months to pay. The court also imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act.

Background:  On March 21, 2017, Ontario Provincial Police officers stopped a vehicle speeding on Highway 17 in the Township of Terrace Bay. The vehicle, operated by Mr. Posthumus was subsequently searched under the Liquor Licence Act. The search revealed 120,025 unmarked cigarettes. The cigarettes were seized and forfeited. 

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