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  311.280.  Unlawful for licensed retailer to purchase from other than licensed wholesaler — prohibited acts. — 1.  It shall be unlawful for any person in this state holding a retail liquor license to purchase any intoxicating liquor except from, by or through a duly licensed wholesale liquor dealer in this state.  It shall be unlawful for such retail liquor dealer to sell or offer for sale any intoxicating liquor purchased in violation of the provisions of this section.  Any person violating any provision of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

  2.  Any retailer licensed pursuant to this chapter shall not:

  (1)  Sell intoxicating liquor with an alcohol content of less than five percent by weight to the consumer in an original carton received from the wholesaler that has been mutilated, torn apart, or cut apart; or

  (2)  Repackage intoxicating liquor with an alcohol content of less than five percent by weight in a manner misleading to the consumer or that results in required labeling being omitted or obscured.


(RSMo 1939 § 4913, A.L. 2003 S.B. 298, A.L. 2009 H.B. 132)

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