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Jail Sentence Imposed on Quebec Resident for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

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Jail Sentence Imposed on Quebec Resident for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Pascal Caron

Location: Cornwall

Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offence: August 21, 2017

Date of Conviction: August 29, 2018, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: 30 days in jail and an eight-month probation order

Background: On August 21, 2017, officers from the Cornwall Regional Task Force searched a vehicle and discovered 1,172 kg of unmarked fine-cut tobacco.  All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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