Maine Revised Statutes

§3775-A. Holding period; inspection

1. Seven-day hold.   If a law enforcement officer has a reasonable suspicion that scrap metal being held by a scrap metal processor is stolen or related to criminal activity, the officer may issue a written order to the scrap metal processor, specifying the scrap metal that must be retained and the length of time, which may not exceed 7 days, that the scrap metal processor must retain the identified scrap metal.
[ 2011, c. 545, §8 (NEW) .]
2. Additional 7-day hold.   Prior to the expiration of the time period of the hold pursuant to subsection 1, a law enforcement officer may impose an additional hold period, which may not exceed 7 days. The law enforcement officer imposing the additional hold shall provide the scrap metal processor with a written description of the scrap metal to be retained and the length of time the scrap metal processor must retain the identified scrap metal.
[ 2011, c. 545, §8 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2011, c. 545, §8 (NEW).