WVC 11 - 17 - 20 B
§11-17-20b. Vending machines; presence of tax-not-paid tobacco
(a) If tax-not-paid tobacco products are found in any vending
machine, both the tax-not-paid tobacco products and the vending
machine are contraband goods within the meaning of article seven,
chapter sixty-a of this code, and may be seized by the
commissioner, at the discretion of the commissioner, or the
commissioner's authorized deputies, agents or employees, or any
law-enforcement officer in this state, without a warrant. The
provision of article seven, chapter sixty-a of this code apply to
the seizure and disposition of the contraband.
(b) Seizure and sale of the contraband shall not relieve the
owner of the property from any action by the commissioner for
violations of any other sections of this article.