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Jail Sentence Imposed for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

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Jail Sentence Imposed for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

Ministry of Finance

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.

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