Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to Fines
Convicted: Eleanor Smith and Lucie Trottier
Location of Offences: Hamilton
Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offences: June 9, 2018
Date of Convictions: September 19, 2018, at the Hamilton Provincial Offences Court
Penalties Imposed: A fine of $10,150 was imposed on Eleanor Smith. A $10,150 fine was also imposed on Lucie Trottier. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On June 9, 2018, an Ontario Provincial Police officer searched a vehicle and discovered 35,800 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.