WVC 19 - 2 - 6
§19-2-6. Inspection and quarantine powers of commissioner.
The commissioner or his agents shall during business hours
have access to any place, premises, or conveyances where
agricultural products are produced, handled, stored, transported,
distributed, or sold, and to examine the books and records of any
person affected by the provisions of this article. They shall
have the power and authority to detain, embargo, or quarantine
agricultural products when suspected of or found to be in
violation of the provisions of this article, by affixing thereto
a tag or other appropriate marking and giving notice thereof in
writing. It shall be unlawful for any person to remove or
dispose of such detained, embargoed, or quarantined agricultural
product by sale or otherwise without the permission of the
commissioner or his agent or the courts. When an agricultural
product detained, embargoed, or quarantined, as aforesaid, has
been found by such agent to be in violation of the provisions of
this article, he shall petition any court of competent
jurisdiction, for the condemnation or disposal of such product.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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