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$5,000 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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$5,000 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: James R. Greeley

Location: Napanee

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

Date of Offence: September 6, 2017

Date of Conviction: June 14, 2018, at the Napanee Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: A fine of $5,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On September 6, 2017, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police searched a vehicle and discovered 40,200 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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