Section 13A-9-52

Published: 2015

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Section 13A-9-52

Section 13A-9-52Sale and delivery of coal mixed with other substances or materials or with different quality of coal.

(a) Any person who knowingly sells and delivers any coal which has been mixed or loaded in the delivery container together with any substance or material other than coal or together with coal of a different quality with intent to defraud the purchaser of such coal or with the intent to obtain a higher price for such coal by inducing the purchaser to believe that such coal is of a higher quality or different quality than is actually delivered shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than $100.00 nor more than $2,000.00 for each offense, and may also be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than one year for each offense; provided, that the blending of coal with coal of a different quality in order to achieve contract specifications is not prohibited by this section.

(b) For the purposes of this section, the sale and delivery of each delivery container shall constitute a separate offense. A delivery container is a truck, railroad car, barge or any other means or device by which coal is delivered to the purchaser. Sale and delivery is consummated when the container is accepted by the purchaser.

(Code 1975, §13-4-101; Acts 1978, No. 855, p. 1280.)