Nipigon OPP -Illegal Cigarettes and Currency Seized

On December 17, 2021 at approximately 4:25 PM officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment stopped an eastbound vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act offence on Highway 11-17, Nipigon Township.

As a result of the traffic stop, officers located and seized 11,900 cartons of unmarked cigarettes. Officers also seized a quantity of Canadian currency.

John D McCormack, age 71 of Grenfell, SK has been charged with the following offences:

  • Trafficking in contraband tobacco.
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000.
  • Possession of unmarked cigarettes.
  • Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale.

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in the Nipigon Ontario Court of Justice on February 8, 2022.