Unauthorized cutting, removal, transportation, etc., of timber or other forest products.
Any person or persons who shall
- (1) Willfully and knowingly cut, kill, destroy, girdle, chop, chip, saw or otherwise damage timber or forest products not his own or without authority of the legal owner;
- (2) Willfully and knowingly remove timber or other forest products other than his own or without authority of the legal owner;
- (3) Willfully and knowingly transport timber or other forest products which have been severed or removed in violation of subdivisions (1) or (2) of this section;
- (4) Willfully and knowingly purchase or contract to purchase or otherwise obtain timber or forest products severed, removed or transported in violation of subdivisions (1), (2) or (3) of this section; and,
- (5) Willfully and knowingly sell, contract to sell or otherwise dispose of logs, poles, piling, crossties, pulpwood, veneer bolts, staves or other unmanufactured or semimanufactured forest products not his own or without authority of the legal owner
shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10.00 nor more than $1,000.00 and may also be imprisoned in the county jail or sentenced to hard labor for not less than 10 days nor more than 12 months.
(Acts 1939, No. 626, p. 993, §1; Code 1940, T. 8, §218(1).)