Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco
Convicted: Robert Petry
Location of Offence: Cornwall
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: January 24, 2018
Date of Conviction: March 14, 2019, at the Cornwall Ontario Court of Justice
Penalty Imposed: One day in jail in addition to 60 days-jail time served
Background: On January 24, 2018, based on an investigation by the Cornwall Regional Task Force, a vehicle was searched under authority of the Excise Act, 2001. The search revealed 663 kg of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.