(1) Any constable or any other person authorised by the Minister shall for the purposes of the enforcement of the provisions of this Act have power to enter the premises of any person who carries on the business of a producer, manufacturer, seller, or distributor of any controlled drug, or who otherwise undertakes the supply or administration of any controlled drug, and to demand the production of and to inspect any books or documents relating to dealings in any controlled drug, and to inspect, weigh, measure, and record the stocks of controlled drugs.
(2) If in the opinion of any Medical Officer of Health there is reasonable ground for suspecting that any person is in possession of any controlled drug for the purpose of sale, or for the purpose of manufacturing any preparation for sale, or for use in or in connection with his profession, trade, or calling, or any occupation whether paid or unpaid, in breach of this Act or of any regulations made under this Act, the Medical Officer of Health may require that person to produce for his inspection or to produce to any person specially authorised by the Medical Officer of Health in that behalf, any books or documents dealing with the reception, possession, purchase, sale, or delivery of the controlled drug.
(3) Any person acting under, or pursuant to an authority under, subsection (1) or subsection (2) may make copies of or extracts from any such books or documents, and the copies or extracts, certified as such by that person, shall be deemed to be true and correct copies or extracts, unless the contrary is proved.
(4) Every person commits an offence against this Act who refuses or neglects to comply with any demand or requisition made pursuant to this section.
Compare: 1965 No 45 s 13
Section 19(1): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).
Section 19(5): repealed, on 1 April 1987, by section 25(1) of the Official Information Amendment Act 1987 (1987 No 8).