Section 103 Power to enter premises: entry to dwellinghouses
202.This section places a further condition on the exercise of the power of entry in section 102 where the premises are a dwellinghouse. Subsection (2) requires the authorised officer to obtain a warrant from the sheriff. Entry under the warrant must take place within a month of the warrant being obtained.
203.Subsection (3) provides that the sheriff may only issue a warrant if satisfied by evidence on oath that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that an offence under section 95, 96, 98, 100 or 101 has been, or is being, committed, and that evidence of the commission of that offence may be found in the dwellinghouse.