A search warrant must be executed and returned to the judge or the magistrate by whom it was issued within 10 days after its date; if not executed after such time, it is void.

(Code 1852, §837; Code 1867, §4388; Code 1876, §4017; Code 1886, §4738; Code 1896, §5495; Code 1907, §7768; Code 1923, §5482; Code 1940, T. 15, §111.)