Jail Sentence Imposed on Quebec Resident for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco
Convicted: Pascal Caron
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: August 21, 2017
Date of Conviction: August 29, 2018, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: 30 days in jail and an eight-month probation order
Background: On August 21, 2017, officers from the Cornwall Regional Task Force searched a vehicle and discovered 1,172 kg of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.