Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco
Convicted: Alexis McDougall
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: January 24, 2018
Date of Conviction: March 20, 2018, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: 30 days in jail
Background: On January 24, 2018, based on an investigation by the Cornwall Regional Task Force, a vehicle was searched under the Excise Act, 2001. The search revealed 663,270 grams of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. The tobacco was seized and forfeited.