Montana Code Annotated 2019

TITLE 16. ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND MARIJUANA

CHAPTER 6. ENFORCEMENT

Part 1. Investigations

Unlawful Alcoholic Beverage -- Seizure -- Forfeiture

16-6-104. Unlawful alcoholic beverage -- seizure -- forfeiture. (1) An investigator or peace officer who finds an alcoholic beverage and who has reasonable cause to believe that the alcoholic beverage was obtained or kept by any person in violation of the provisions of this code may seize and remove the alcoholic beverage and the packages in which the alcoholic beverage is kept, and upon conviction of the person, the alcoholic beverage and all packages containing the alcoholic beverages are, in addition to any other penalty prescribed by this code, forfeited to the state of Montana.

(2) Any beer or wine that has been shipped into Montana in violation of this code must be seized by any peace officer or representative of the department and may be confiscated in the manner as provided for the confiscation of alcoholic beverages.

History: (1)En. 4-6-205 by Sec. 22, Ch. 387, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 15, Ch. 496, L. 1977; Sec. 4-6-205, R.C.M. 1947; (2)En. Sec. 14, Ch. 106, L. 1933; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 46, Ex. L. 1933; re-en. Sec. 2815.23, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 246, L. 1947; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 166, L. 1951; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 222, L. 1965; Sec. 4-318, R.C.M. 1947; amd. and redes. 4-4-103 by Sec. 56, Ch. 387, L. 1975; Sec. 4-4-103, R.C.M. 1947; R.C.M. 1947, 4-4-103(part), 4-6-205; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 47, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 33, Ch. 68, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 501, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 516, L. 2007.