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Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

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Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Mindy A. Delormier

Location: Cornwall

Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco tax Act

Date of Offence: November 5, 2015

Date of Conviction: February 22, 2018, at the Cornwall Ontario Court

Penalty Imposed: 30 days in jail to be served intermittently

Background: On November 5, 2015, a Canada Border Services Agency officer conducted a vehicle stop under the Customs Act at the border crossing in Cornwall.  A search of the vehicle, under the Excise Act 2001, revealed 240,580 grams of unmarked fine-cut tobacco.  The tobacco was seized and forfeited.

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