Pa. mail order beer: Legal or not?

Don Russell (Joe Sixpack) reports at least a dozen companies are now shipping beer to individuals in Pennsylvania, a state mail-order alcoholic beverage previously avoided doing business in.

Cool, huh?

Russell reports it may not be. State officials say the beer shipments place consumers in the position of unknowingly violating state liquor laws, exposing them to fines and prison sentences.

“It’s clearly illegal,” said Maj. John Lutz, director of the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, who added that he was unaware of the sales.