Section 8-12-21

Unauthorized refilling, defacing of marks on or trafficking in containers.

Any person or corporation who fills with soda water, mineral or aerated waters, ginger ale, milk, cream, beer, other beverages, medicines, compounds, or mixtures, any bottle, box, siphon, fountain, or keg marked or distinguished by any name, mark, or device of which a description shall have been filed and published as provided in Section 8-12-20, or who defaces, erases, obliterates, covers up, or otherwise removes or conceals any such name, mark, or device, or who sells, buys, gives, receives, or otherwise disposes of or traffics in the same without the written consent of, unless the same shall have been purchased from, the person or corporation whose mark or device shall be upon the bottle, box, siphon, fountain, or keg so filled, trafficked in, used, or dealt with, must be punished on conviction for the first offense by imprisonment in the county jail or at hard labor for the county for not less than 10 days nor more than one year or fined $.50 for each such bottle, box, siphon, fountain, or keg so filled, sold, used, disposed of, bought, or trafficked in, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and for each subsequent offense, by imprisonment for not less than 20 days nor more than one year or by a fine of not less than $1 nor more than $5 for each such bottle, box, siphon, fountain, or keg so filled, sold, used, disposed of, bought, or trafficked in, or by both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the jury.

(Code 1896, §5568; Code 1907, §7319; Code 1923, §4900; Code 1940, T. 57, §;90.)