Ontario Residents Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: Johanne Lirette and David James Lacombe
Location of Offence: Cornwall
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: June 6, 2017
Date of Conviction: April 16, 2019, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: One day in jail imposed on both Johanne Lirette and David James Lacombe.
Background: On June 6, 2017, Ontario Provincial Police officers executed a search warrant and discovered 1,400 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.