48-11-23

Transporting tobacco products in violation of Code Section 48-11-22; penalty

  • (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, with the intent to evade the tax imposed by this chapter, to transport cigars, cigarettes, or loose or smokeless tobacco in violation of Code Section 48-11-22.
  • (b) Any person who violates Code Section 48-11-22, with the intent to evade the tax imposed by this chapter, shall, upon conviction, be subject to the following punishments:
    • (1) If such person is transporting more than 20 but fewer than 60 cigars, more than 200 but fewer than 600 cigarettes or little cigars, or more than six but fewer than 18 containers of loose or smokeless tobacco, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor;
    • (2) If such person is transporting 60 or more but fewer than 200 cigars, 600 or more but fewer than 2,000 cigarettes or little cigars, or 18 or more but fewer than 60 containers of loose or smokeless tobacco, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature; or
    • (3) If such person is transporting 200 or more cigars, 2,000 or more cigarettes or little cigars, or 60 or more containers of loose or smokeless tobacco, such person shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned for not less than three years nor more than ten years.

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