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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: Shawn Blanchard

Location of Offence: Toronto

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

Date of Offence: October 11, 2017 

Date of Conviction: January 10, 2019, at the Toronto Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: 30 days jail and a two-year probation order

Background: On October 11, 2017, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 22,145 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited. 

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