Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Tobacco
Convicted: Jade Edward Martin
Location of Offence: Cornwall
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: February 4, 2019
Date of Conviction: July 11, 2019, at the Cornwall Ontario Court of Justice
Penalty Imposed: 90 days in jail
Background: On February 4, 2019, officers from the Cornwall Regional Task Force searched a vehicle and discovered 562 kgs of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.