$5,000 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: James R. Greeley
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.