Dangerous Drugs Act, 1934


Inspection, Search and Arrest.

Powers of inspection.

30.—(1) Any member of the Gárda Síochána not below the rank of sergeant or any inspector shall be entitled to enter the premises of any person carrying on the business of a producer, manufacturer, seller, or distributor of any substance to which Part II of this Act applies, any drug to which Part III , Part IV , or Part V of this Act applies or any product to which Part VI of this Act applies and to demand from such person the production of and to inspect any books or documents kept on such premises relating to dealings in any such substance drug or product, and to inspect any stocks of such substance drug or product.

(2) If any person—

(a) impedes or obstructs a member of the Gárda Síochána or an inspector in exercise of any of the powers conferred on such member or inspector by this section; or

(b) fails to produce or conceals or attempts to conceal any such books or stocks as aforesaid;

such person shall be guilty of an offence under this Act and shall be punishable accordingly.

(3) In this section the word “inspector” means a person authorised in writing by the Minister to exercise the powers conferred by this section on an inspector.