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POISONS ACT 1971 - SECT 86G

Seizure of ice pipes, &c.

(1)  For the purpose of ascertaining whether there is or has been a failure to comply with section 86E , an inspector or a police officer may, at any reasonable time, without a warrant enter a shop if the inspector or the police officer believes, on reasonable grounds, that the shop is being used for or in connection with the sale of an ice pipe.
(2)  An inspector or a police officer who has entered a shop in accordance with subsection (1) , may do all or any of the following:
(a) examine any room in, or any part of, the shop and any thing kept within any such room or part;
(b) require the production of any thing which the inspector or the police officer believes on reasonable grounds to be an ice pipe;
(c) open, or require the opening of, any package or thing which the inspector or the police officer believes on reasonable grounds to be, or to contain, an ice pipe;
(d) inspect, check and make an inventory of any thing which the inspector or the police officer believes on reasonable grounds to be an ice pipe;
(e) seize any thing, being a thing in relation to which the inspector or the police officer believes, on reasonable grounds, that there is or has been a contravention of this Division;
(f) detain or remove to some other place any thing so seized.
(3)  An inspector or a police officer may exercise the powers conferred on the inspector or police officer by subsections (1) and (2) with or without assistance.
(4)  A person must not –
(a) intentionally delay, or obstruct, an inspector or a police officer in the exercise, or the proposed exercise, of his or her powers under this section; or
(b) without reasonable cause, fail to produce, or conceal, any thing that he or she is required to produce under this section.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.



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