New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Sec. § 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.
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