Prohibited liquors and beverages kept, stored or deposited in any place in this state for the purpose of sale or unlawful disposition or unlawful furnishing or distribution and the vessels and receptacles in which such liquors are contained are declared to be contraband and are forfeited to the state when seized and may be condemned for destruction as provided in this article, and prohibited liquors and beverages may be searched for, seized and ordered to be destroyed as set forth in this article. In all criminal prosecutions against any person for violating the provisions of the prohibition laws of this state, the court, upon a conviction, may order the destruction of such prohibited liquors or beverages as had been sold, offered for sale, had, kept in possession for sale or otherwise disposed of by the defendant, or had been employed by him for use or disposition at any unlawful drinking place or had been kept or used in conducting the business of a liquor dealer or malt liquor dealer when such liquors or beverages have been seized for use as evidence in the case, and such court shall have the same power, upon conviction, in case of the seizure for use as evidence of such prohibited liquors and beverages and prosecutions against any person for unlawfully storing, accepting on consignment or delivering, transporting or shipping such prohibited liquors and beverages.
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