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32-1994 - Authorization to embargo adulterated or misbranded drugs or devices; condemnation; destruction; costs
32-1994. Authorization to embargo adulterated or misbranded drugs or devices; condemnation; destruction; costs
A. When the board or its authorized agent finds or has probable cause to believe that any drug, device, poison, or hazardous substance is adulterated, or so misbranded as to be dangerous or fraudulent, within the meaning of this chapter, he shall affix to such article an appropriate marking, giving notice that such article is, or is suspected of being, adulterated or misbranded and has been detained or embargoed, and warning all persons it is unlawful to remove or dispose of such article by sale or otherwise until permission for removal or disposal is given by the board or the court.
B. When an article detained or embargoed under subsection A of this section has been found by the board to be adulterated or misbranded, it shall petition the court in whose jurisdiction the article is detained or embargoed for condemnation of such article, or if feasible, the board may permit the article to be brought into compliance with this chapter.
C. If the court finds that a detained or embargoed article is adulterated or misbranded, and it is not feasible to bring it into compliance with this chapter, such article shall be destroyed at the expense of the claimant who shall also pay all court costs, fees, storage and other proper expenses.