Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $50,000 Fine
Convicted: Adam Nicholson
Location of Offences: Caledonia
Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offences: December 9, 2017
Date of Convictions: June 7, 2019 at the Burlington Provincial Offences Court
Penalties Imposed: A fine of $50,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a
25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On December 9, 2017, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and seized 200,000 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were forfeited.