Two Quebec Residents Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco
Convicted: Jean-Guy Pepin and Gonzalo Perez
Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offences: October 11, 2017
Date of Convictions: March 20, 2018, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court
Penalties Imposed: Jean-Guy Pepin was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Gonzalo Perez was sentenced to 45 days in jail.
Background: On October 11, 2017, based on an investigation by the Cornwall Regional Task Force, a vehicle was searched under the Excise Act, 2001. The search revealed 1,148,200 grams of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. The tobacco was seized and forfeited.