Quebec Resident Fined $20,000 for Possession of Unmarked Fine Cut Tobacco
Convicted: Mattheu Cataford-Frigault
Location of Offences: Cornwall
Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco and possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offences: October 3, 2018
Date of Convictions: July 23, 2019 at the Cornwall Court
Penalties Imposed: A fine of $20,000 was imposed, along with a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge, as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On October 3, 2018, RCMP officers searched a vehicle and discovered 895 grams of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.