Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $11,585 Fine
Convicted: Randall Brian Lilly
Location of Offence: Burlington
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: May 2, 2018
Date of Conviction: April 5, 2019, at the Burlington Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $11,585 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On May 2, 2018, an Ontario Provincial Police officer searched a vehicle and discovered 20,000 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.