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Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

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Applications for warrants

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2(1)A person applying for a search warrant must—

(a)state that the application is made under section 39 of this Act;

(b)specify the matters set out in sub-paragraph (2) or (3) (as the case may be);

(c)state what are the grounds for suspecting that relevant evidence is on the premises;

(d)identify, so far as is possible, the offence to which the relevant evidence relates.

(2)If the person is applying for a specific-premises warrant, the person must specify each set of premises that it is desired to enter and search.

(3)If the person is applying for an all-premises warrant, the person must specify—

(a)as many of the sets of premises that it is desired to enter and search as it is reasonably practicable to specify;

(b)the person who is in occupation or control of those premises and any others that it is desired to enter and search;

(c)why it is necessary to search more premises than those specified under paragraph (a);

(d)why it is not reasonably practicable to specify all the premises that it is desired to enter and search.

(4)If the person is applying for a search warrant authorising entry and search on more than one occasion, the person must also state—

(a)the ground on which the person applies for such a warrant, and

(b)whether the person seeks a warrant authorising an unlimited number of entries, or (if not) the maximum number of entries desired.

(5)In this paragraph “specific-premises warrant” and “all-premises warrant” have the meaning given by section 39(3).

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