Quebec Residents Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco
Convicted: Alexandra Gratton and Maxime Marois
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.