WVC 19 - 9 - 8
§19-9-8. Powers of federal inspectors.
The inspectors of the bureau of animal industry of the
United States shall have the right to inspect, quarantine and
condemn animals infected with any communicable disease, or
suspected to be so infected, or that have been exposed to any
such disease, and for these purposes are hereby authorized and
empowered to enter upon any ground or premises. Such inspectors
shall have power and authority to require sheriffs, constables or
peace officers to assist them in the discharge of their duties in
carrying out the provisions of the acts of Congress, approved May
twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, establishing the
bureau of animal industry, and all acts amendatory thereof, and
shall have the same powers and protection as peace officers while
engaged in the discharge of their duties.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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