TITLE 3
Alcoholic Beverages

CHAPTER 3-11
Penalties and Liabilities

SECTION 3-11-4


§ 3-11-4 Unlawful possession of corks, seals, and labels.

(a) The possession of crowns, corks, seals, wrappers, containers, or labels of, on or for beverages, whether those crowns, corks, seals, wrappers, containers, or labels are real or imitation, by a person not the proprietor or the authorized agent of the proprietor of the beverage represented by those crowns, corks, seals, or labels, or said to be contained in those wrappers or containers, is declared to be unlawful and every person in possession of those crowns, corks, seals, wrappers, containers, or labels shall be fined or imprisoned, or both, as provided in § 3-11-5.

(b) This section shall not apply to crowns, corks, seals, wrappers, or labels on or to containers of beverages which were marketed by the proprietor, if the person in possession of those crowns, corks, seals, wrappers, or labels does not intend to use them or to abet another in using them in connection with the sale of beverages. The provisions of §§ 3-12-9 – 3-12-15 are made applicable so as to authorize forfeitures of crowns, corks, seals, wrappers, labels, and containers unlawfully possessed in the same manner as if those crowns, corks, seals, wrappers, labels, and containers were mentioned in those sections.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1933, ch. 2013, § 36, as enacted by P.L. 1934, ch. 2088, § 9; G.L. 1938, ch. 170, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 3-11-4; P.L. 1965, ch. 168, § 3.)