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Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco Leads to Jail

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Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco Leads to Jail

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Kayla Skidders

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: August 10, 2018

Date of Conviction: September 17, 2019, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: One day in jail and a 12-month probation order

Background: On August 10, 2018, an officer from the Canada Border Service Agency searched a vehicle and discovered 10.58 kg of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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