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Quebec Residents Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

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Quebec Residents Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Alexandra Gratton and Maxime Marois

Location: 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: October 12, 2017

Date of Convictions: February 21, 2019, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court

Penalties Imposed: Forty days in jail imposed on both Alexandra Gratton and Maxime Marois.

Background: On October 12, 2017, officers of the Cornwall Regional Task Force searched a vehicle and discovered 619 kg of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited. 

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