A. A person shall not possess an unstamped cigarette package unless
the person is shipping or transporting unstamped cigarettes pursuant to
subsection B of this section, is a licensed manufacturer or importer or
is a licensed distributor who receives unstamped cigarette packages directly
from a licensed manufacturer or importer.
B. Except for a licensed manufacturer, importer or distributor and if lawful under § 36-798.06 , a person who ships unstamped cigarette packages in or into this state shall first file with the department a notice of shipment. This subsection does not apply to any common or contract carrier that is transporting cigarettes through this state to another location under a proper bill of lading or freight bill that states the quantity, source and destination of the cigarettes.
C. If lawful under § 36-798.06 , a person who transports unstamped cigarette packages in or into this state shall carry in the vehicle used to convey the shipment invoices or equivalent documentation of the shipment for all cigarettes in the shipment. The invoices or documentation shall indicate the name and address of the consignor or seller, the name and address of the consignee or purchaser and the quantity of each brand of cigarettes that is transported.