Malahide man arrested for illegal tobacco

A Malahide tobacco farmer was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Friday, June 27 and charged with various offences.

The 52-year-old man was first arrested by the RCMP for the sale of unstamped raw leaf tobacco.

After a search warrant was executed at his farm, he was charged with several other offences.

He was first charged with three counts of selling unstamped raw leaf tobacco under the Excise Act, 2001 and three counts of possession of proceeds of crime under the Criminal Code.

After the search of his property, he was further charged with five counts of careless storage of a firearm and possession of marijuana.

He was also charged with breach of a recognizance resulting from the alleged unlawful possession of various weapons including rifles, shotguns and a cross bow.

The man was held in custody and appeared in a London court on Monday, June 30, 2014.

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