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Dryden Resident Fined $12,400 for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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Dryden Resident Fined $12,400 for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Blair Edward Stevens

Location of Offence: Dryden

Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes 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.

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