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27A .         Analysis at request of accused

        (1)         If a direction is given under section 27(2) for the destruction of any thing, any person charged with an offence in relation to the thing may apply to have a sample of the thing analysed or examined by an analyst or botanist chosen by the person.

        (2)         An application shall be made to the Commissioner or a prescribed person within the prescribed period.

        (3)         The application shall be in writing in the prescribed form and shall specify the analyst or botanist who is to carry out the examination or analysis.

        (4)         The analyst or botanist specified shall not be an approved analyst or an approved botanist.

        (5)         The specified analyst or botanist may, within 21 days after the application is made, analyse or examine a sample of the thing.

        (6)         This section applies whether or not the thing the subject of the direction has been destroyed.

        (7)         In this section —

        specified means specified in the application.

        [Section 27A inserted: No. 44 of 1995 s. 9.]

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