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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to Significant Fines

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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to Significant Fines

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Wayne Collins and David Rose

Location of Offences: Hamilton

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

Date of Offences: July 18, 2019

Date of Convictions: January 16, 2020, at the Hamilton Provincial Offences Court

Penalties Imposed: A fine of $21,589 was imposed on both Wayne Collins and David Rose. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On July 18, 2019, an Ontario Provincial Police officer searched a vehicle and discovered 77,000 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited. 

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