Like so many other states Mississippi has dry counties and towns. I have been here for almost 3 years and have known that 2 of the adjoining counties to Forrest County are dry counties. What I didn't know was that unlike dry counties in Texas where alcohol sales are banned here it is illegal to possess it in dry counties even at home. I was talking to a Sheriff's Deputy from Lamar county that cuts Hattiesburg in half about it and he told me that even passing through on the interstate you can be arrested for having unopened containers. I consider this to be cruel and unusual punishment and un-American.