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$33,755 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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$33,755 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Gregory Rowson-Stevens

Location of Offence: Dryden

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

Date of Offence: August 3, 2018

Date of Conviction: October 1, 2018, at the Dryden Ontario Court

Penalty Imposed: A fine of $33,755 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a
25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On August 3, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers searched a vehicle and discovered 60,000 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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