Jail Sentence Imposed for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco
Convicted: Simon Touchette
Location of Offence: Bainsville
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: August 8, 2018
Date of Conviction: December 4, 2019, at the Alexandria Ontario Court of Justice
Penalty Imposed: 30 days in jail
Background: On August 8, 2018, officers from the Cornwall Regional Task Force searched a vehicle and discovered 531 kg of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.