2017 Mississippi Code
Title 97 - Crimes
Chapter 31 - Intoxicating Beverage Offenses
§ 97-31-19. Law officers may store confiscated liquors, stills, etc.; consumption of liquor prohibited

Universal Citation: MS Code § 97-31-19 (2017)

It shall be lawful under this chapter for any officer of the law to store in a public building where appropriate any liquors, stills, vehicles, or other appliances used for violating this chapter and taken by him or by authority of law and placed in his keeping, until such time as the court may order the same to be sold or destroyed, or until such time as the law requires the sale or destruction of them, or any of them. But such officer in charge or possession of such liquors shall not drink or consume any of them, nor shall he permit any other person to drink or consume them, or any of them, nor shall it be permissible for any person to use, consume, or give away or allow any of said liquors to be given away or used or consumed for any purpose, and any officer, or other person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and punished as provided herein, and any officer convicted of violating the provisions of this section shall be removed from his office in addition.

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