Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco
Convicted: Mindy A. Delormier
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.