On March 14, 2024, High Level RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) executed a search warrant at a business in Eleske. As a result, 704 boxes of unstamped tobacco were seized, each box containing 200 cigarettes, for a total of 140,800 cigarettes.

As a result of the investigation, Shaminder Singh (39), a resident of Eleske, was charged with:

  • Possession of unstamped a tobacco product;
  • Sale of unstamped tobacco product; and
  • Possess tobacco products not marked for tax-paid sale.

Singh was released and is to appear at the Alberta Court of Justice in High Level on May 13, 2024.