(IGNACE, ON) – On November 02, 2018 at approximately 8:20 p.m. officers from the Ignace Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop for a Highway Traffic Act offence on Highway 17, in the Township of Ignace.
As a result of the traffic stop, officers seized 75,000 unmarked cigarettes with a total estimated value of $44000.00.
52-year-old Michael MEDWID (pictured left) of Dauphin, MB and 45-year-old Philip MEKISH (pictured right) of Camperville, MB have been charged with the following offences under the Tobacco Tax Act.
- Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, s 29(1) TTA
- Possess unmarked cigarettes, s 29(2) TTA
Both accused with appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on the 08 January 2019.