$10,000 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: Timothy Parisien
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: December 9, 2017
Date of Conviction: May 8, 2018, at the Burlington Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $10,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On December 9, 2017, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 52,200 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.