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Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Brandon Riley Arner

Location: Hamilton

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

Date of Offence: July 21, 2017

Date of Conviction: May 31, 2018, at the Hamilton Ontario Court


Penalty Imposed: 60 days in jail

Background: During an investigation on July 21, 2017, the Hamilton Police Gangs and Weapons Unit executed two search warrants. The searches revealed 33,000 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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