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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $50,000 Fine

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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $50,000 Fine

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Robert Brown

Location of Offence: Dryden

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

Date of Offence: May 24, 2018

Date of Conviction: November 20, 2018, at the Dryden Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: Two fines totalling $50,000 were imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On May 24, 2018, an Ontario Provincial Police officer searched a vehicle and discovered 270,000 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited. 

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