Jail Sentence Imposed for Possession of Six Million Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: Gilles Beauregard
Location of Offence: Cardinal
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: March 26, 2019
Date of Conviction: February 26, 2020, at the Brockville Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: 60 days in jail
Background: On March 26, 2019, officers from the Cornwall Regional Task Force searched a vehicle and discovered six million unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.