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Seven People Convicted of Tobacco-Related Offences

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Seven People Convicted of Tobacco-Related Offences

Ministry of Finance

Description of Offences: The following individuals were convicted of various offences under the Tobacco Tax Act, including possession of unmarked cigarettes, untaxed cigars and untaxed tobacco.

Name

Court Location

Offence and date of offence

Date of conviction

Penalty imposed

Robert Francis Gray

Cornwall

Possession of 150,000 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale June 19, 2017

January 10, 2018

15 months' probation

Dale John McRae

Sarnia

Possession of 2,000 unmarked cigarettes

April 5, 2017

March 1, 2018

Fine $1,428.50

Crawford F. Gordon

Burlington

Possession of 7,600 unmarked cigarettes December 9, 2017

March 6, 2018

Fine $2,000

Michele Rupert

Bancroft

Possession of 2,158 unmarked cigarettes October 12, 2017

March 6, 2018

Fine $500

Edward Charles Campbell

Hamilton

Possession of 3,180 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale July 27, 2017

March 6, 2018

Fine $300

Hank Delisle

Cornwall

Possession of 2,000 untaxed cigars and 8,674.66 grams of untaxed tobacco for the purpose of sale November 9, 2017

March 6, 2018

Fine $2,000

Murray Taylor

Lindsay

Possession of  334 unmarked cigarettes October 6, 2017

March 8, 2018

Fine $50

 
The court also imposed a victim fine surcharge for each offence as required under the Provincial Offences Act. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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