Quebec Resident Fined $343,460 for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco
Convicted: Gary Tremblay
Location of Offences: Cornwall
Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco and possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offences: June 29, 2017
Date of Convictions: September 6, 2018, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court
Penalties Imposed: A fine of $343,460 for possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
A suspended sentence for possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco.
Background: On June 29, 2017, officers from the Cornwall Regional Task Force and the RCMP searched a vehicle and discovered 694 kilograms of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. These tobacco products were seized and forfeited.