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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $39,995 Fine

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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $39,995 Fine

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: John T. Maracle

Location of Offence: Augusta

Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offence: April 25, 2019

Date of Conviction: January 3, 2020, at the Brockville Ontario Court of Justice

Penalty Imposed: A fine of $39,995 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On April 25, 2019, an Ontario Provincial Police officer searched a vehicle and discovered 810,000 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited. 

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