SCHEDULE 17 continued
search any vehicle or vessel in which the constable suspects
that the drug may be found, and for that purpose require the
person in control of the vehicle or vessel to stop it;
seize and detain anything found in the course of the search
which appears to the constable to be a temporary class drug
or to be evidence of an offence under this Act.
In this subsection, “vessel” has the same meaning as in section 23(2).
Subsection (5) applies if a constable reasonably believes that
anything detained under subsection (3)(c) is a temporary class drug
but is not evidence of any offence under this Act.
The constable may dispose of the drug in such manner as the
constable thinks appropriate.
A person who intentionally obstructs a constable in the exercise of
the constable’s powers under subsection (3) commits an offence.”.
17 (1) Section 25 (prosecution and punishment of offences) is amended as follows.
(2) After subsection (2) insert—
Subsection (2B) applies if an offence specified in the first column of
Schedule 4 is committed in relation to a temporary class drug.
The punishments which may be imposed on a person convicted of
the offence summarily or (as the case may be) on indictment in
relation to the temporary class drug are the same as those which
could be imposed had the person been convicted of the offence in
that way in relation to a Class B drug (see the fifth column of
(3) After subsection (3) insert—
The punishments which may be imposed on a person convicted of an
offence under section 23A(6) are the same as those which, under
Schedule 4, may be imposed on a person convicted of an offence
under section 23(4).”.
In section 30 (licenses and authorities) after “of regulations” insert “or