Man Fined $30,000 for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: Louis Wayne Jacobs
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: April 15, 2015
Date of Conviction: January 18, 2018, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $30,000 was imposed on Mr. Jacobs. 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 April 15, 2015, based on an investigation by the Cornwall Regional Task Force, a vehicle was stopped at the Cornwall Canada Border Services port of entry. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 100,000 unmarked cigarettes. The cigarettes were seized and forfeited.