Section 2-19-3

Mutilation, etc., of marks, brands, etc., on cotton or concealment of cotton by ginners, warehouse proprietors, etc.

Any ginner, warehouse proprietor, common carrier, officer, agent, clerk or employee of such common carrier or person or any other person who, for the purpose of preventing, delaying or hindering the identification of any cotton by any authorized officer or the rightful owner or person having a lien thereon from recognizing, finding and recovering his cotton (whether the same has been sold to the warehouse proprietor or to other persons), changes or mutilates the marks, brands or numbers on such cotton or conceals any cotton delivered to such warehouse, common carrier or to such other person for sale or storage shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Ag. Code 1927, §354; Code 1940, T. 2, §144.)