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.