Section 6-5-145

Issuance and return of temporary restraining order; return of inventory; contempt for violation of restraining order.

(a) Where such application for a preliminary injunction has been made, the court or judge thereof may, on the application of the plaintiff, issue an ex parte temporary restraining order, restraining the defendants and all other persons from the moving, or in any manner interfering with, the personal property and contents of the place where such nuisance is alleged to exist until the decision of the court or judge granting or refusing such preliminary injunction and until the further order of the court thereon.

(b) The restraining order may be served by handing to and leaving a copy of said order with any person in charge of said place or residing therein or by posting a copy thereof in a conspicuous place at, or upon one or more of the principal doors or entrances to such places, or the judge may order it served on the parties defendant.

(c) The officer serving such restraining order shall forthwith make and return into the court an inventory of the personal property and contents situated in and used in conducting and maintaining such nuisance.

(d) Any violation of such restraining order shall be a contempt of court; and, where such order is so posted, mutilation or removal thereof while the same remains in force shall be a contempt of court.

(Acts 1919, No. 53, p. 52; Code 1923, §§9285, 9286; Code 1940, T. 7, §§1096, 1097.)