Jail Sentence for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco
Convicted: Kyle Patrick Benedict
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: July 27, 2017
Date of Conviction: September 6, 2018, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: 30 days in jail
Background: On July 27, 2017, an officer from the Canada Border Services Agency searched a vehicle and discovered 187 kg of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.