OPP Seize Illegal Tobacco In Ignace

Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 13:13 PM

Provincial Police in Ignace are reporting a large seizure of unmarked cigarettes in the area.

On Friday at around 8:20pm, police say they conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17 in Ignace.

Police then say as a result of the stop they seized 75 000 unmarked cigarettes with an estimated value of $44000.

OPP say 52 year old Michael Medwid of Dauphin, Manitoba and 45 year old Phillip Mekish of Camperville, Manitoba have been charged with possession of unmarked cigarettes and possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale.

Police also say the accused will appear in court on January 8th, 2019.