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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: Ryan M. O'Hara

Location of Offences: L'Orignal

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

Date of Offences: September 14, 2015

Date of Convictions: July 18, 2018, at the L'Orignal Provincial Offences Court

Penalties Imposed:

  • 15 days jail for possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
  • 15 days jail for possession of unmarked cigarettes

Background: On September 14, 2015, an Ontario Provincial Police officer searched a vehicle and discovered 190,400 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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