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Two People Fined for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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Two People Fined for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Michael M. Medwid and Philip W. Mekish

Location of Offences: Ignace

Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offences: November 2, 2018

Date of Convictions: September 10, 2019, at the Ignace Provincial Offences Court

Penalties Imposed: A fine of $21,034 was imposed on both Michael M. Medwid and Philip W. Mekish. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On November 2, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers searched a vehicle and discovered 75,000 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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