$9,594 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: Luc Plante
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: February 21, 2018
Date of Conviction: June 1, 2018, at the Cayuga Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $9,594 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On February 21, 2018, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 18,400 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.