Two People Fined $50,000 for Possession of Unmarked Tobacco
Convicted: Jordan Deer and Stephen Simonds
Location of Offences: Cornwall
Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked tobacco and possession of unmarked tobacco for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offences: September 20, 2017
Date of Convictions: June 4, 2019, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court
Penalties Imposed: Jordan Deer and Stephen Simonds were each fined $50,000. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On September 20, 2017, officers from the Cornwall Regional Task Force searched a vehicle and discovered 177 kg of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.