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      RS 40:633     


§633.  Seizure; procedure; prohibition on sale or disposal of article

A.  Whenever a duly authorized officer or employee of the department finds or has probable cause to believe that cause for the seizure of any food, drug, device, or cosmetic, as set out in R.S. 40:632 exists, he shall affix to the article a tag, stamp, or other appropriate marking, giving notice that the article is, or is suspected of being subject to seizure under the provisions of R.S. 40:632 and that it has been detained and seized by the department.  He shall also warn all persons not to remove or dispose of the article by sale or otherwise, until permission of the department or of the court of the jurisdiction in which the article is detained or seized is given.

B.  It is unlawful for any person to remove or dispose of the detained or seized article by sale or otherwise without permission of the department or of the court in such cases.  

Amended by Acts 1978, No. 786, §5, eff. July 17, 1978.  

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