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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_70 > GS_70-15

§70‑15.  Prohibited acts and criminal penalties.

(a)        No person mayexcavate, remove, damage or otherwise alter or deface any archaeologicalresource located on State lands unless he is acting pursuant to a permit issuedunder G.S. 70‑13.

(b)        No person may sell,purchase, exchange, transport, receive, or  offer to sell, purchase, exchange,transport or receive any archaeological resource excavated or removed fromState lands in violation of the prohibition contained in G.S. 70‑15(a).

(c)        Any person who knowinglyand willfully violates or employs any other person to violate any prohibitioncontained in G.S. 70‑15(a) or G.S. 70‑15(b) shall upon conviction,be fined not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000) or imprisoned not morethan six months, or both, in the discretion of the court.

(d)        Each day on which aviolation occurs shall be a separate and distinct offense. (1981,c. 904, s. 2.)