Alberta Resident Fined $12,400 for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: Blair Edward Stevens
Location of Offence: Township of Wainwright
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: February 1, 2019
Date of Conviction: July 8, 2019 at the Dryden Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed:A fine of $12,400 was imposed, along with a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge, as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On February 1, 2019, Ontario Provincial Police officers searched a vehicle and found 270,000 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.