Two Charged For Unmarked Cigarettes

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On Friday, May 15, 2020 at 10:35 p.m., members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation on Highway 17, in Nairn-Hyman Township.

As a result of the investigation and with the assistance of the Ministry of Finance, police located nine boxes containing cartons of unmarked cigarettes in the amount of approximately 1001-2000.

The driver, age 20 from Lively was charged with:

Possess Unmarked Cigarettes, contrary to section 29(2) of the Tobacco Tax Act (TTA), and
Speeding 1-49 Km/h over posted limit, contrary to section 128 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
The passenger, age 22 from Naughton was charged with:

Possess Unmarked Cigarettes, contrary to section 29(2) of the TTA.

 

The two accused were issued Provincial Offence Notices and the contraband cigarettes were seized.

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  1. I bet 90% of the searches are illegal. The problem is the cops perform illegal searches and the dump truck “lawyers” do not do their jobs and protect the people they are alleged to represent.

  2. Cigarettes kill more people In one year than Covid ever will…. but you don’t see plexiglass rooms for smokers or banning them…. or billons of
    People told not to go outside and smoke…

    • Yea and Algoma has one of the highest cancer rates in the province and country but they don’t shut down the steel plant and other industrial polluters. No justice I tell ya. Oh, did that sound irrational…sorry bout dat.

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