2017 Mississippi Code
Title 97 - Crimes
Chapter 31 - Intoxicating Beverage Offenses
§ 97-31-31. Sale, possession, etc. of intoxicating beverages prohibited; connivance by owner, occupant, etc. of house or boat where liquor kept

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

Every owner, lessee, sub-lessee, or occupant of any boat, house, outhouse, or other building, or tenement in which the liquors described in Section 97-31-27 are unlawfully kept, sold, bartered, or given away, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, if he shall connive therein, directly or indirectly, in any manner, or shall fail to give information thereof when he knows of the same, or of circumstances indicating the same, to some conservator of the peace. Proof of an unlawful keeping of such liquors, or of an unlawful sale, barter, or giving away thereof, in such building, shall constitute presumptive evidence of a violation of this section by any owner, lessee, sub-lessee, or occupant who has not given the information herein required. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than one week nor more than three months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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