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Ontario Man Fined $8,000 for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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Ontario Man Fined $8,000 for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted:  Douglas Walker

Location:  Stratford

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

Date of Offence:  June 15, 2017

Date of Conviction:  November 21, 2017, at the Stratford Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed:  A fine of $8,000 was imposed on Mr. Walker. 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 June 19, 2017, Ministry of Finance investigators executed a search warrant at a residence on Norman Street in Stratford. The search revealed 44,400 unmarked cigarettes. The cigarettes were seized and forfeited.  

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