2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 12 - Taxation
SECTION 12-21-2870. Unstamped or untaxed goods constitute contraband which is subject to confiscation; time limits established; sale at auction.

SC Code § 12-21-2870 (2013) What's This?

Cigarettes found at any point within the State which have been within the State for a period of twenty-four hours or longer in possession of any retailer or for a period of seventy-two hours or longer in possession of any wholesaler or jobber, not having affixed to the package the stamps as required, or on which the tax has not been paid, or of any person importing, receiving, or acquiring cigarettes for use or consumption within the State, not having affixed to the package the stamp as required or on which the tax has not been paid are declared to be contraband goods and may be seized by the department, its employees or any peace officer of the State without a warrant and the goods must be delivered to the department.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 65-857; 1952 Code Section 65-857; 1942 Code Section 2527, 2538; 1932 Code Sections 2527, 2538; 1928 (35) 1089; 1930 (36) 1358; 1935 (39) 244, 365; 1937 (40) 539; 1938 (40) 2925; 1956 (49) 1841; 1966 (54) 2591; 1968 (55) 2855; 1976 Act No. 543, Section 1; 1984 Act No. 512, Part II, Section 6H.

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