Animal Remedies Act, 1993

Disposal of things seized.

26.—(1) Where in the course of exercising any powers under this Act a person, being an authorised officer, a member of the Garda Síochána or an officer of Customs and Excise, finds or comes into possession of any thing which such a person believes to be evidence of any offence or suspected offence under this Act, it may be seized and retained for use in evidence in any criminal proceedings, for such period from the date of seizure as is reasonable or, if proceedings are commenced in which the thing so seized is required for use in evidence, until the conclusion of the proceedings, and thereafter the Police (Property) Act, 1897 , and where appropriate, section 25 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1951 , shall apply to the thing so seized in the same manner as that Act and the said section 25 apply to property which has come into the possession of the Garda Síochána in the circumstances mentioned in that Act.

(2) The provisions of subsection (1) shall be without prejudice—

(a) to the provisions of section 25 of this Act,

(b) to the application to the thing so seized of regulations made, or continued in force or deemed to have been made, under this Act.