$5,000 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: Lori Dufty
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.