Jail Sentence Imposed for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco
Convicted: Joseph Coffey
Location of Offence: Glengarry
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: July 18, 2017
Date of Conviction: January 21, 2020, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: 45 days in jail and a 45-day probation order
Background: On July 18, 2017, officers from the Cornwall Regional Task Force searched a vehicle and discovered 426 kg of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.