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$5,000 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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$5,000 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Lori Dufty

Location: Brantford

Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offence: April 14, 2018

Date of Conviction: May 30, 2018, at the Brantford Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: A fine of $5,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On April 14, 2018, an Ontario Provincial Police officer searched a vehicle and discovered 10,400 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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