WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                             SECURITIES ACT OF 1934

      Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) January 16, 2006

                          AMCON DISTRIBUTING COMPANY
           (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

   DELAWARE                         1-15589                    47-0702918
(State or other                   (Commission                (IRS Employer
jurisdiction of                   File Number)             Identification No.)

                       7405 Irvington Road, Omaha, NE 68122
                (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

                                (402) 331-3727
             (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)     


On January 16, 2006, AMCON Distributing Company issued a press release
announcing the late filing of its annual report and a preliminary estimate of
its results of operations for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended
September 30, 2005.  A copy of the press release is attached to this Form 8-K
as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Form 8-K (including the exhibit) shall not be deemed
to be "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. 
The information set forth in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including the
exhibit) shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration
statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such



         99.1              Press release, dated January 16, 2006


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                AMCON DISTRIBUTING COMPANY

Date: January 17, 2006          By :     Michael D. James
                                Name:    Michael D. James
                                Title:   Vice President & 
                                           Chief Financial Officer

                                 EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit          Description

99.1             Press release, dated January 16, 2006


                              Exhibit 99.1

                              NEWS RELEASE


Omaha, NE, January 16, 2006 - AMCON Distributing Company (AMEX:DIT), an
Omaha, Nebraska based consumer products company, announced today that it was
not able to timely file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year
ended September 30, 2005.  Based on the uncertainties surrounding the issues
which have lead to the delay, the Company does not believe that it will be in
a position to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K prior to March 31, 2006
which means that the Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which is
normally held in March each year, will be postponed to a later date.  The
Company also announced a preliminary earnings range for its fourth quarter
and fiscal year ended September 30, 2005.

Earlier this week, the Company announced that it had terminated a letter of
intent ("LOI") with William F. Wright, its Chairman of the Board, Chief
Executive Officer and largest stockholder, for the proposed acquisition of
80% of the outstanding common stock of its retail health food and beverage
manufacturing businesses.  The termination of the LOI was due to, among other
things, the complications created by a ruling by the District Court of the
Fifth Judicial District of the State of Idaho announced by AMCON on December
21, 2005 related to Trinity Spring, Inc. ("TSI"), an 85% owned subsidiary of
the Company.  That ruling granted the plaintiff's motion for partial summary
judgment declaring that the stockholders of Trinity Springs, Ltd. (which
subsequently changed its name to Crystal Paradise Holdings, Inc. ("CPH")),
did not validly approve the sale of its business and assets because the vote
of certain shares issued as a dividend should not have been counted in the
vote.  The District Court has not yet ruled on whether money damages or
rescission of the sale transaction will be ordered as the relief in this
action. The plaintiff's proposed rescission plan, which was submitted to the
court on Friday, January 6, 2006, provides for the transfer of TSI's business
assets back to CPH in exchange for the cash paid to CPH upon closing of the
purported asset sale (less an amount which represents depreciation on the
fixed assets), cancellation of the notes issued to CPH upon closing of the
purported asset sale, and certain other actions described in the press
release issued on January 10, 2006.

Mr. Wright stated "The recent court ruling surrounding our beverage
businesses, which represent less than 2% of our consolidated sales in fiscal
2005, but substantially all of our consolidated net loss, is unfortunate
since we have positioned these operations to be sold.  The ruling has put us
in a position of being unable to definitively account for the TSI transaction
which, in turn, has caused us to delay filing our annual report with the
Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and to postpone our Annual Meeting
of Stockholders.  Our other businesses, however, are expected to generate
positive net income in fiscal 2006.  With the support of our primary lenders,
who allowed several extensions of time for us to close a sale transaction in
the month of December, we have amended the covenants in our credit facility
to reflect the ongoing profitable businesses.  Our wholesale distribution

business, which is ranked as the 9th largest convenience store distributor in
the country, remains profitable. Our retail health food business continues to
improve, has consistently generated positive EBITDA (earnings before
interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) and is currently generating
positive net income."

Michael James, AMCON's CFO, added "The uncertainty surrounding TSI, which
represented less than 1% of our consolidated sales in fiscal 2005, has not
allowed us to complete the accounting of TSI's activities for the fiscal year
ended September 2005 due to the difficulty in making certain management
judgments and estimates required in the consolidated financial statements. 
Accounting for rescission of the purported sale transaction could result in
material changes to the Company's financial position and results of
operations for fiscal 2005 and fiscal 2006.  Since TSI's ability to remain a
going concern is in doubt, there is a possibility of TSI being placed into
bankruptcy due to TSI's lack of access to further operating capital while a
remedy to the court's ruling is being negotiated.  This could result in
impairment to the carrying values of current and long-lived assets.

James noted that "In addition to termination of the LOI, irregularities
discovered in the inventory accounting records of Hawaiian Natural Water Co.,
Inc. ("HNWC"), which also represented less than 1% of our consolidated sales
in fiscal 2005, have impacted the accounting for HNWC's financial results for
fiscal 2005. HNWC's operating loss for fiscal 2005 included approximately
$0.7 million in inventory adjustments recorded as part of the year end
physical inventory.  We have made appropriate changes to management personnel
at HNWC and we are still in the process of investigating the cause of those
inventory irregularities.  In addition, the ability of HNWC to remain a going
concern is also in doubt as HNWC's access to capital is also limited.  This
could result in impairment to the carrying value of current and long-lived

"As a result of the material issues currently outstanding which may have an
impact on the Company's financial position and results of operations as of
and for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2005, we are
presently unable to finalize the accounting for those issues and will not be
able to timely file our Annual Report on Form 10-K with the SEC.  We have
analyzed the impact of possible differing resolutions of the TSI transaction
issue and the going concern issues for both TSI and HNWC in order to develop
a range of possible earnings guidance depending on how each matter is
ultimately settled.  Based upon that analysis, the Company currently
estimates that its net loss for fourth quarter ended September 30, 2005 will
be in the range of $7.0 million to $13.0 million compared to a net loss of
$3.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004.  The Company currently
estimates that its net loss for fiscal year ended September 30, 2005 will be
in the range of $9.0 million to $15.0 million compared to a net loss of $4.2
million for the fiscal year ended September 2004.  If rescission of the TSI
transaction in some form is ultimately determined to be appropriate, the net
loss would most likely be on the lower end of the range.  If it is ultimately
determined that rescission of the TSI transaction is not the proper remedy,
and further, that either or both TSI and HNWC are not viable going concerns,
the net loss would most likely be on the higher end of the range.  However,
actual results could be different from our current estimates.  A more
detailed description on the results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year
ended September 30, 2005 will be provided as soon as practicable" James

AMCON is a leading wholesale distributor of consumer products, including
beverages, candy, tobacco, groceries, food service, frozen and chilled foods,
and health and beauty care products with distribution centers in Illinois,
Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.  Chamberlin's Natural
Foods, Inc. and Health Food Associates, Inc., both wholly-owned subsidiaries
of The Healthy Edge, Inc., operate health and natural product retail stores
in central Florida (6), Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma (4).  The
retail stores operate under the names Chamberlin's Market & Cafe and Akin's
Natural Foods Market.  Hawaiian Natural Water Company, Inc. produces and
sells natural spring water under the Hawaiian Springs label in Hawaii and
other foreign markets and purified bottled water on the Island of Oahu in
Hawaii.  The natural spring water is bottled at the source on the Big Island
of Hawaii.  Trinity Springs, Inc. produces and sells geothermal bottled water
and a natural mineral supplement under the Trinity label and recently
introduced a vitamin enhanced beverage product under the Trinity Enhanced
label.  The water and mineral supplement are both bottled at the base of the
Trinity Mountains in Paradise, Idaho, one of the world's deepest known
sources.  Trinity Springs also distributes Hawaiian Springs on the U.S.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to
risks and uncertainties and which reflect management's current beliefs and
estimates of future economic circumstances, industry conditions, Company
performance and financial results.  A number of factors could affect the
future results of the Company and could cause those results to differ
materially from those expressed in the Company's forward-looking statements
including, without limitation:

     - ability to negotiate a favorable settlement between the plaintiff and
       AMCON regarding TSI;

     - district court's approval of recession or settlement between AMCON and
       the plaintiff;

     -  ability to reorganize HNWC successfully; and

     - availability of sufficient cash resources to conduct its business and
       meet its capital expenditures needs.  

Moreover, past financial performance should not be considered a reliable
indicator of future performance.  Accordingly, the Company claims the
protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to all such
forward-looking statements.

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Michael D. James
Chief Financial Officer
AMCON Distributing Company
Tel 402-331-3727
Fax 402-331-4834