Two individuals arrested for possession of unstamped tobacco

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Two individuals arrested for possession of unstamped tobacco

SOUTH GLENGARRY, Ontario – On Jan. 25, 2018, while on patrol in South Glengarry area, investigators of the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) observed suspicious activity occurring along the St. Lawrence River shoreline.

Investigators subsequently stopped a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at the scene. Inside the pickup truck, officers located and seized 50 bags of unstamped fine cut tobacco weighing a total of 663 kg.

The van’s occupants, Alexis McDougall, aged 35, of Ottawa, Ontario and Robert Petry, aged 42, of Cornwall, Ontario were arrested and charged for Possession of Unstamped Tobacco, pursuant to the Excise Act, 2001. Petry was subsequently released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Cornwall Provincial Court on February 27, 2018. McDougall was also charged with failure to comply with an undertaking, contrary to the Criminal Code and remains in custody pending an upcoming bail hearing scheduled for February 2, 2018.  

“The CRTF will continue to work at protecting our border and community from Organized Crime and illegal activity. This event reminds us that it is important for all of us, as community members, to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities immediately,” stated Insp. Suzanne Black, O i/c Cornwall Detachment.

If you have any information regarding criminal activity in your area, please contact the CRTF at 1-613-937-2800 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The CRTF is a joint forces partnership that includes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Ministry of Finance. 

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