(1) A thing seized or produced must, if it is not required for investigative or evidential purposes, or unless it is liable to forfeiture to the Crown or any other person (whether by operation of law or by order of a court or otherwise), be—
(a) returned to its owner or to the person entitled to possession; or
(b) made the subject of an application under section 147; or
(c) disposed of under section 153 or 154(1); or
(d) destroyed if—
(i) it is perishable and has become rotten or has otherwise deteriorated; or
(ii) it is perishable and is likely to become rotten or perish before it can be dealt with under any of paragraphs (a) to (c) or section 156; or
(iii) it is likely to pose a risk to public health.
(2) Subsection (1)—
(a) does not affect the rights of retention conferred by section 154(2) or 155(1); and
(b) is subject to section 156.