Court Imposes $54,074 in Fines for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Larry Lewis Prevost
Description of Offence:
Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
Date of Offence:
November 25, 2016
Date of Conviction:
November 20, 2017, at the Schreiber Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $54,074.45 was imposed on Mr. Prevost. He was given 30 days to pay. The court also imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On November 25, 2016, Ontario Provincial Police officers stopped a vehicle operated by Mr. Prevost on Highway 17 in the Township of Schreiber. A subsequent search of the vehicle, under the Tobacco Tax Act, revealed 115,400 unmarked cigarettes. The cigarettes were seized and forfeited.