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Four People Fined for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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Four People Fined for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked cigarettes and untaxed cigars under the Tobacco Tax Act

Total fines issued and time period covered: $9,000 from January 16 - 23, 2018. The court also imposed a victim fine surcharge for each offence as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Name

Location

Offence and date of offence

Date of conviction

Penalty imposed

Bernard Smolders

Dryden

Possession of 30,000 unmarked cigarettes February 25, 2016

January 16, 2018

Fine $2,000

David Browning

Burlington

Possession  of 10,380 unmarked cigarettes
April 21, 2017

January 18, 2018

Fine $1,000, Probation 12 months, 30 hours of community service

Pamela E. Phillips

Ottawa

Possession of 17,576 unmarked cigarettes and 440 untaxed cigars
June  27, 2017

January 18, 2018

Fine $2,000

Jeannine Martin

Hamilton

Possession of 28,600 unmarked cigarettes October 3, 2017

January 23, 2018

Fine $4,000

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