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SECTION 20-A
Search warrant in aid of the commissioner of agriculture
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 2
§ 20-a. Search warrant in aid of the commissioner of agriculture. A
search warrant, in the name of the people, directed to a police officer
commanding him to search for dairy products, imitations thereof and
substitutes therefor, to open any place of business, factory, building,
store, bakery, hotel, tavern, boarding house, restaurant, saloon, lunch
counter, place of public entertainment, carriage, car, boat, package,
vessel, barrel, box, tub or can, containing, or believed to contain the
same, in the possession or under the control of any person who shall
refuse to allow the same to be inspected or samples taken therefrom by
the commissioner of agriculture, a deputy commissioner or any person or
officer authorized by the commissioner or by the agriculture and markets
law or to which access is refused or prevented, and to allow and enable
the officer mentioned in section fifty-one of the agriculture and
markets law applying therefor to take such samples of dairy products,
imitations thereof and substitutes therefor, found in the execution of
the warrant, as the officer applying for the search warrant shall
designate when the same are found, shall be issued by any court to which
application is made therefor, whenever it shall be made to appear to
such court that such person has refused to permit any dairy products,
imitations thereof or substitutes therefor, to be inspected or samples
taken therefrom, or that access thereto by any officer mentioned in
section fifty-one of the agriculture and markets law has been refused or
prevented, and that such officer has reasonable grounds for believing
that such person has any dairy products, imitations thereof or
substitutes therefor in his possession, or under his control, or that he
is violating any of the provisions of the agriculture and markets law
relating thereto. The provisions of article six hundred ninety of the
criminal procedure law shall apply to such warrant as far as applicable
thereto. The officer to whom the warrant is delivered shall make a
return in writing of his proceedings thereunto to the court which issued
the same.