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27 .         Search and seizure with warrant

        (1)         If a justice is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that there is in a place anything that will afford evidence as to the commission of an offence, the justice may grant a warrant of search and seizure in relation to that place.

        (2)         A warrant under subsection (1) authorises any police officer at any time, with such assistance as the police officer thinks necessary and with such force as is reasonably necessary —

            (a)         to enter the place at any time; and

            (b)         to search the place; and

            (c)         to stop, detain and search anyone at the place; and

            (d)         to seize anything that the police officer suspects on reasonable grounds will afford evidence as to the commission of an offence.

        (3)         The authority given by a warrant lapses at the end of a period of 30 days after it was granted and, until it lapses or the purpose for which it was given is satisfied, the authority it gives may be exercised from time to time unless the warrant expressly limits that authority.

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