Members of the Weyburn Police Service patrol and Criminal Investigations Unit conducted a traffic stop on a known vehicle on July 21. Inside the vehicle police located a large quantity of unstamped, illegal tobacco.
Members of the WPS subsequently executed a search warrant on a residence in Weyburn where another large quantity of unstamped illegal tobacco was located and seized.
The Weyburn Police, in partnership with the Ministry of Finance Revenue Enforcement Officers, arrested and charged a 37-year-old woman of Weyburn under The Tobacco Tax Act, 1998, The Excise Act, 2001, and Criminal Code of Canada. If convicted, she faces fine amounts over $50,000 and up to five years in prison.
Over 55,000 cigarettes, 3,000 cigarillos, 47 tins of chewing tobacco, and a 2008 Jeep Cherokee were seized with a combined street value in excess of $31,865.
The female was released on an Appearance Notice for an October court date later this year.