Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $19,899 Fine
Convicted: Cameron Anthony Herman
Location of Offence: Cambridge
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: February 15, 2019
Date of Conviction: December 13, 2019, at the Kitchener Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $19,899 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On February 15, 2019, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 35,000 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.